A few days ago, in a post about N.J. Governor Christie’s decision to abort a badly needed tunnel linking New Jersey and New York, and his multiple lies about his reasons for doing so, I admitted that I was baffled: there was no scenario I could come up with that made the decision explicable.
Now, Paul Krugman has supplied the answer that eluded me.
I started to quote an excerpt, but his column needs to be read in its entirety. Click through and read it. And ponder.
The degree to which contemporary politicians have substituted delusional ideology and naked self-interest for any lingering allegiance to the public good is breathtaking. And so very, very depressing.