Q: Why doesn’t Barack Obama return to the Senate to lend his infinite wisdom to the economic crisis?
A: If he’s not there, he can’t be responsible for the plan if it fails–plus he gets to blame others if it does. And if it succeeds, he’ll claim that it’s exactly what he suggested and, because of his support, take the credit for it’s success.
It’s the typical move of a noncommittal “PRESENT” voter — not a leader. He’ll be there, but he won’t do anything so he can never be blamed.
Slipperier than a canned ham, about as powerful as a good set of encyclopedias, and able to leap responsibility in a single bound.