I'm not a very political person but I follow the news the way one follows all spectator sports -- with curiosity and some cursory knowledge of the game. I know enough to carry on a conversation about it, but I'd never be able to join in myself. My favorite part is when someone in the game is inspired to say something particularly witty or insightful to sum up the situation. Ah, I think, A philosopher. Someone who can see the big picture and give us the metaphor to sum it up.
“They hopefully will see that they have a pretty stark choice in terms of working something out. Their option is either to take a haircut or a bath.”
My favorite from today's news is authored by a Michigan democrat, Senator Carl Levin, responding to president Obama's ultimatum to Chrysler and G.M. to make changes or face bankruptcy (a plan that seems excellent).
I don't see how sending a bald guy for a haircut can do much for him, but time will tell. In this case, 30-60 days.