It pains me that Howard Fineman is a fellow Louisvillian. His Newsweek article on the Social Security debate is filled with half-baked assertions and conservative rhetoric. He labels Reid and the Senate Democrats a "rejectionist front," and Howard Dean a "fire breather."
I happen to be buddies with Reid's director of internet communications (DIC), and Fineman is engaging in rank speculation when he turns to what the DIC is telling the blogs and why he was hired.
The only substance in the article:
In fact, Bush's GOP allies are moving cautiously. They won't even try, Hill sources tell NEWSWEEK, to unify behind a particular bill until the fall—hoping to lure Democrats to make a counterproposal first. That will leave plenty of time for more talk, more campaigning, more blogging—and rock concerts.That this is important information is marginally redeeming.