That’s Right

Greg Mankiw notes that with the new President taking office as well as having control of both chambers of Congress with wide margins that it is time to switch. What kind of switch is he referring too? Jane’s Law:

The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.

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Steve Verdon
About Steve Verdon
Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended graduate school at The George Washington University, leaving school shortly before staring work on his dissertation when his first child was born. He works in the energy industry and prior to that worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Division of Price Index and Number Research. He joined the staff at OTB in November 2004.

Comments

  1. Drew says:

    Call me crazy…………but I still have these issues with Obama…….

    ;->

  2. tom p says:

    The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.

    pretty much sums it up…

  3. ap says:

    someone at volokh said something to that effect right after the election and glen greenwald went on one of his great rages about how that was just not true of his partisans! i wonder if you and/or mankiw will be subjected to the same treatment…only one way to find out: to the sock puppets!

  4. James Joyner says:

    Although, oddly, it strikes me that the switch took place three or four years ago. At least on the more partisan blogs, the Dems were smug and arrogant and the Republicans were insane.

  5. Steve Verdon says:

    Although, oddly, it strikes me that the switch took place three or four years ago. At least on the more partisan blogs, the Dems were smug and arrogant and the Republicans were insane.

    I consider it warm…kind of like stretching before you exercise.

    i wonder if you and/or mankiw will be subjected to the same treatment…only one way to find out: to the sock puppets!

    Thanks, I needed a laugh.