A friend of mine, who asks to remain anonymous, e-mailed to me just now the following thought on Pres. Obama’s alleged new-found enthusiasm for markets and deregulation:
Obama & Business
A known offender is seen hanging out at the playground, acting aggressively towards the children. A watchful mom confronts him and scolds him and tells him she’s got her eye on him. The next day he is back, now acting friendly towards the kids and handing out pieces of candy.
Who would find that reassuring?
UPDATE: Here’s Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby writing today on Obama’s feint toward deregulation.