Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008
"Stimulus package"?! As best I remember, we haven't heard that expression since 1994. It was the oversold and ineffective centerpiece of the first two years of Clinton's fiscal policy. Then someone Democratic bigwig (not Clinton), asked if he was "seeing" some particular Washington chick, answered evasively yet creatively: "Yes, but not as a stimulus package." And that was the end of that phrase -- until now.

Now here it is again, just in time for Hallmark to market a line of Washington-themed Valentines....