Thursday, June 18, 2009

Is that for serious?

I like Nate Silver, he's a good blogger who's really good at crunching numbers, and he's on-the-ball when people try to push bad statistics on the public. But this statement, which as far as I can tell was said in all seriousness, is just dumb:
But the Congress is never a popular institution, and with Ted Kennedy ailing and Hillary Clinton heading the State Department, the Democrats are notably lacking the sorts of charismatic leaders who know how to pitch legislation to the public.

Yes, if only Ted Kennedy were showing up on TV more often, then we'd have a health care bill worth voting for...