Saturday, June 13, 2009

International Idiot

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) went to China recently and told the Chinese government — our largest debt-holder — not to trust the budget figures the Treasury was putting out.

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Mr. Kirk is apparently trying to build up some cred with the right-wingers who want to undermine the president’s efforts to get the economy back on track, and therefore have the president fail so that they can say, “Nyah, nyah, told ya so,” or he’s just an idiot who doesn’t have a clue as to what it means when a sitting member of the United States Congress goes overseas and tells a country that is already nervous about our financial condition that we’re lying to them.

Actually, I think it’s both.

HT to Steve.