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Breathing Room


JM, For spacious skies, 1.20.09


Does today look any different to you? Feel any different?

The era of irresponsibility was first glimpsed, I think, at the Clarence Thomas hearings. The payback came in the Lewinsky affair. The nonstop irresponsible fratboy prank that have been the Bush years gave license to be the worst that one could be, and it's not a wonder that everything is broken.

If there's an overriding feeling to today, it's one that the era of irresponsibility is over. Our binding documents will be binding again; our money worth something; our politics less tainted by vilification. There will be dead-enders, hangovers, Palinites, hypocrites, criminals still with us. But they won't be running Washington again for a while.