And another good whack at the quack on CNN’s American Morning:

It’s been the Republicans, the Republican philosophy that John has adhered to that’s driven us in the hole and when you have a doctor that’s committed malpractice you don’t hire him for the second operation.

So if we’ve learned anything in these first days of this Economic Crisis, it’s that doctors convicted of malpractice are not to be trusted, nor are good old boys inside the Beltway casino. Trust in the American worker who, though left out in the cold, is still fundamentally inventive and strong. Trust also in the power of the morning show wormhole, which lobs energy packets of predictable softball questions at already well-rehearsed politicians. Then again, nobody has ever mistaken morning show interviews for rocket science.

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Julia Ioffe is a freelance writer based in New York City.