I'd like reconciliation, too. Could we set up a commission?
Jimmy Carter asked, "Why not the best?" Why can't Obama--and all of us--ask, "Why not the truth?" He wants bipartisanship? Fine. But why must bipartisanship require lies? And not just individual ones, but the whole Orwellian package that makes truth-telling virtually impossible? Why can't Obama simply and straightforwardly link the two together? Like this:
"We need to begin a new era of bipartisanship and truth."
What's wrong with that?
A great deal, if the Village is like Murder on the Orient Express, and they're all in on the crime.
In fact, that's really the simplest explanation I can think of. Who said the financial class were the only ones who know how to play Liar's Poker?