Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Thank you for enabling me to be brief."

That was the last thing Cass Sunstein (the well-known law and economics scholar who's now President Obama's regulatory czar) said in a recent congressional hearing. Great line.

At the hearing, a House Republican named Cliff Stearns questioned Sunstein on how the administration would follow through on Obama's promise to get rid of inefficient regulations. TNR describes their interchange:

Cliff Stearns wanted answers. Just not, mind you, complicated answers . . .

“To make this as productive as possible, when you're answering questions, if you could just answer yes or no,” Stearns began . . .