President Obama isn't in trouble because he's wasted too much taxpayer money. He's in trouble because he hasn't wasted enough.
Or so goes the logic of Doris Kearns Goodwin, who appeared on Meet the Press this morning to represent the ossified, paleo-Democratic cocoon (hat tip to the indispensable Washington Free Beacon):
It may be that [the stimulus bill] didn’t produce the jobs that we wanted but it did invest in education, it did invest in energy, and a lot of those projects worked. All we know about (is) Solyndra. Mr. Obama has not made a good apology–not an apology, a defense of what he actually did. What the health care bill did, what the Dodd-Frank has done, and he has to come out full throttle. If he doesn’t believe in the government investment–he has to defend government and defend investment as a down payment for the future and say, “If I’m elected it will go much more forward in this direction.”
Yes, please. Promise more, Mr. President. Let Doris Kearns Goodwin be your guide to a second term.
Please. Pretty please.