Jan 292009

President Obama said, “We don’t have a moment to spare.”

I presume what he meant was that if the House waited a day longer, people might get more information and realize the big stimulus is largely a big greedfest. They might at least want it cleaned up a little.

But he’s following in the grand footsteps of President George W. Bush who urged quick action on his big Patriot Acts. The ACLU and conservative Republicans wanted to slow down and tune the acts to protect civil liberties. But George W. Bush would have none of it, for much the same reason that Barak Obama does not want a delay in his Stimulus/Pork package.

George Will explains the need for speed this way. “When on thin ice, move quickly.”