OH, THAT’S A NEW ONE. BLAME THE COMPUTERS! White House budget director blames old computers for ineffective government. Funny, it seems the government was a lot more effective fifty or sixty years ago, when it hardly had any computers at all, but better people in charge . . . .
And one of the things that I’m trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame. And I think Geithner is doing an outstanding job. I think that we have a big mess on our hands. It’s not going to be solved immediately, but it is going to get solved. And the key thing is for everybody just to stay focused on doing the job instead of trying to figure out who you can pass blame on to.
Guess Mr Orszag didn’t get the memo.
Well, old patterns are hard to break.