"There's no question that Camp Obama is a beautiful thing."
I'd missed this story when it came out.
Now, I feel so much better about everything!
The fact is, I'm fairly sanguine about the new administration. I think the combination of major crises, Clintonian technocrats, and Obama's smarts means there's a decent chance he'll do a decent amount of decent things decently.
But the other fact is, we don't have a president, just like we haven't for the past eight years. We have a king — or, more accurately, a leader of an ill-defined charismatic movement.
He is in no way responsive to the public, certainly not the progressive half. He'll be a good king, or he won't.
All we can do is lie back and hope.