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who said (and I paraphrase), when the shitstorm hits, people go to the ideas which are laying around.

Too bad there's nothing like a Progressive Think Tank Site with a whole bunch of Progressive Ideas lying around, from economics to science to etc., that a lazy Obama administrator could turn to in a pinch.

Too bad, too bad.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 04:11:23 PM EST
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I don't know who said it, but yes. And it is too bad.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 08:46:38 AM EST
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Dems generally don't use think tanks like Reps.  Obama will, I hope, stay the hell away from the think tanks.  We need to get the faux-academia out of government.

As Maher put it, "New Rule: You can't call yourself a think tank if all your ideas are stupid."

All the good academics are liberals.  Who needs think tanks?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 08:49:53 AM EST
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