Krugman Not Taking Current Events Particularly Well

Obama administration: Not stupid (or evil) like Bush, but pretending to be.
The opening line of respected economist turned political hack columnist Paul Krugman's Thursday morning blog post at nytimes.com, "Pretending To Be Stupid, berating Obama for his recent feint toward fiscal restraint in the form of a limited "spending freeze":

When people ask me what I think of the Obama administration, I have a stock answer: they're not stupid and they're not evil, which represents a vast improvement.