Megan McArdle is flabbergasted that Goolsbee may not be CEA Chair after all.

I’m flabbergasted that someone as bright as Megan is actually surprised that Obama might decide to value looks over substance on domestic policy now that the election’s safely over. She did notice the “D” after the man’s name, yes? He has to throw his base some kind of bone, particularly since he’s betraying them on foreign policy.

Personally, I blame Andrew Sullivan. Although Buck Naked Politics (who will be bemused at the link, probably: that site doesn’t like people like us) is ever-so-smilingly noting that Sullivan’s starting to visit Objective Reality. I’m thinking that he’ll be attacking the President daily no later than, oh, July of 2009…