I suppose it makes sense that if you have nothing to contribute to the struggle to prevent a Depression – but you desperately want to appear important or at least less than vacuous – you’d need to fudge a few facts to make your point. John Thune’s mode of choice is meaningless charts and visual aids. Call it the USA Today School of Obfuscation. A nameless schmuck named Dan Gross who, as near as I can tell, doesn’t even rank a Google search, was on 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue on MSNBC to try out his own unique brand of obfuscation: outright lying.
“The metropolitan area with the lowest unemployment rate is Washington DC.”
That’s funny. Because it ranks 45th among states. How could it possibly rank 1st among cities? I think anyone whose been to any portion of Washington immediately outside Pennsylvania Avenue would have to know that’s a load of crap.