Monday, July 14, 2008

Going Dry

Can you explain the difference between George W. Bush’s economic policy and that of John McCain? No? Apparently Mark Sanford, one of McCain’s top advisers can’t either.

BLITZER: Are there any significant economic differences between what the Bush administration has put forward over these many years as opposed to now what John McCain supports?

SANFORD: Um, yeah. For instance, take, you know, take, for instance, the issue of — I’m drawing a blank, and I hate it when I do that, particularly on television. Take, for instance the contrast on NAFTA. I mean, I think that the bigger issue is credibility in where one is coming from, are they consistent where they come from.

I believe the word you’re looking for, Mr. Sanford, is “hamana-hamana…” In theatre, we call that “going dry,” as in forgetting your lines.

Between Phil Gramm and Mr. Sanford, it’s been quite a week for the McCain economic policy team.