The things we do to the people we like
Still, even the government of a superpower can't simultaneously offer tax cuts equal to 15 percent of revenue, provide all its retirees with prescription drugs and single-handedly take on the world's evildoers — single-handedly because we've alienated our allies. In fact, given the size of our budget deficit, it's not clear that we can afford to do even one of these things. Someday, when the grown-ups are back in charge, they'll have quite a mess to clean up.There are times when I question my support for Dean. Not because I don't think he can win or because I don't think he can do the job. It's just that I like the guy to much to wish on him the kind of mess he is going to be inheriting.