Perhaps I’m alone, but today when Drudge had a headline that the president had said, “UPS and Fedex Are Doing Just Fine: It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems,” I briefly hoped that the president, to show that he wasn’t wholly against the free market, was going to come out for privatizing the Postal Service.
Then I found out that Obama was somehow using that as an argument for government-run health insurance (which makes no sense whatsoever). I can’t say I was surprised when I found out. Just disappointed. Even reactionaries like me aren’t completely immune from hope.