Last updated 2/5/2009 at Noon
By way of context: I’m a lifelong Democrat, made more ardently so by the Republican attempt to remove Bill Clinton from office. I was not an Obama supporter during the primary process. “Hope” and “transcending party differences” and the like struck me as a flimsy cover for a very real lack of experience. I resist applying magical thinking to the plan-making function.
This being said, the other evening I was watching yet another true story on the news about individuals and whole towns being swallowed up by the quicksand that is our present economy, their life savings, houses, coll...