'The lagging response'
When Frank Rich
criticizes Obama's handling of AIG, you know the administration really bungled things last week. ... The same 'lagging response' is one of the reasons why I'm not suffiently impressed with Patrick's conveniently-timed reform proposal. There really is a parallel
between the AIG-bonus outrage and the string of recent state-hack outrages. Posturing after public outrage boils over is not a smart approach. ... Rich also answers his own question about the administration's evasiveness and lack of transparency on AIG:
The answer, I fear, is that too many of the administration’s officials are too marinated in the insiders’ culture to police it, reform it or own up to their own past complicity with it.
Substitute "Summers" with "Aloisi" and you have yet another eerie public-outrage parallel. ... I'll go easy on the parallelisms in the future. I know I'm driving the point into the ground.