Thomas Friedman, who continually blows me away with his candid, on-the-mark columns, coined a new phrase today, referring to the “Tea Party” movement to “Tea Kettles” because “because all it’s doing is letting off steam.” Friedman takes the group to task:
And how can you take seriously a movement that sat largely silent while the Bush administration launched two wars and a new entitlement, Medicare prescription drugs — while cutting taxes — but is now, suddenly, mad as hell about the deficit and won’t take it anymore from President Obama? Say what? Where were you folks for eight years?
Bulls Eye. The column is this week’s must read.