Friday, April 4, 2008
Crashing the party in London
It looks like the Chinese government is taking the heat in London. The Communist Party's big PR bungle (thinking the Olympics would impress the world) is mounting. It's a good sign for those who hope that China's big coming is ruined (I count myself proudly among them), because there are still four months until the start of the Olympics, and the world is simmering with protectionist disconnect. The Democratic primaries and ensuing presidential race don't help matters, as Clinton and Obama are already falling over themselves to suck up to the ghost of John Edwards. Given McCain's absent understanding of economics, I'd be surprised if he and Obama (or, in the case of an inconveniently-timed Black Panthers endorsement, Clinton) don't start arguing over who can protect American jobs as well as they do in Gaza.