Alas, Andrew Leonard is right: Paul Krugman comes across as more than a little disingenuous — I’d go so far as to say weaselly — in his efforts to minimize the significance of Hillary Clinton’s pandering through her (actually McCain’s) proposed gas tax holiday (which Krugman opposes).
I guess it happens to the best of us. Krugman is clearly a big time Hillary backer, and like any good partisan he has trouble being too forceful in his criticisms of her (criticizing Obama causes him no similar discomfort).
I’m finishing up The Conscience of a Liberal as we speak, and it may just be Krugman’s best political book to date. He remains an indispensable voice – perhaps the most indispensable voice – for progressive economic reform in this nation.
I’ll be glad when the primary process is over and he can go back to slamming the GOP.