Michael Barone first diagnosed the Obama administration’s practice of Gangster Government in a May 2009 column on the Chrysler bankruptcy. “We have just seen an episode of Gangster Government,” Barone wrote. He added: “It is likely to be part of a continuing series.”
He certainly had that right. He has updated his original column a few times, once to note the series’ long-running nature and once to note the contribution of Kathleen Sebelius. John’s post “Speculation” highlights another installment, this one featuring Eric Holder and the Department of Justice. Gangster Government really should be a full time beat for a team of competent reporters.
The New York Post headline on attorney Stephen Meister’s New York Post column — “Geithner’s goof undermines dollar” — does not do justice to it. What the headline characterizes as a goof is in fact another closely observed episode of Gangster Government.
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