The Dread Dormomoo is a smarty every day.
We were discussing the addiction to "compromise" so prevalent in Washington.
Compromise is averaging between two or more things that work in the given situation to varying degrees.
I preached on Sunday. I could have worn an Armani suit, I could have worn a tunic made from a flour sack. I could have worn jeans and a t-shirt. I do not own either an Armani nor a flour sack tunic. I have Jeans and t-shirts. I compromised and wore a button-down shirt, tie, cuffed, pleated trousers, and a jacket.
Teh blistering hotness, I know.
Any of the choices would have served to cover my corporeal pulchritude, but I compromised on budgetary and event-drawn lines.
The "debt ceiling" issue is not compromise at work. They took two schemes, neither of which will work, and appeased as many groups as they could. Appeasement, not compromise.
I am reminded of Prof. Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" as he sings "I'm an Ordinary Man":
Let a woman in your life, and you're up against a wall,
make a plan and you will find,
that she has something else in mind,
and so rather than do either
you do something else that neither likes at all____________________________________________
In other news, The Dow is crashing. Down 264 points.
But, but, but...we PASSED the Debt Ceiling increase. That fixed EVERYTHING!
Just like TARP did.
Just like The Stimulus did!