Talk about getting it everything wrong. Look at the top center of that Time cover. The center story says, "Beyond Detente: Why We Can't Beat The Soviets."Reminds me of something I heard on the news radio station on the way home today: apparently Jimmy Carter is claiming that in the closing days of his failing presidency, he had a Health Care reform bill ready but.....insert drum roll here......wait for it......Ted Kennedy stopped it. Yes! Former President Carter was stymied by Teddy K because Kennedy wanted that ground for himself. Allegedly...in Carter's words, at least.
If the story inside didn't begin with the words, "Because Jimmy Carter is president," then Time's descent into irrelevancy had started earlier than I had believed.
Thursday, September 16, 2010