Today, on a CNN program, Senator Conrad was interviewed about the Obama Stimulus Plan. The CNN host, to his credit, asked the Senator to reconcile his current support for a massive expenditure in some form, if not the exact bill currently in the House, with his past comments criticizing the Bush Administration for deficit spending. The Senator’s response was a disgraceful mix of “this is different” and a junior staffer’s pathetically alliterative talking points.
The host also asked a challenging (for CNN) question as to whether the new stimulus plan would be handled in the manner as the TARP. I do not think Senator Conrad was planning to have any of his actions or ideas challenge in the interview as he appeared almost flustered in his response citing the Senate’s incapacity for oversight.