Fool The Rubes With A Smile, A Story And A Scapegoat

Go read this and tell me how MANY politicians / business leaders / pundits etc. this describes today. Balloon Juice – Time to Find a New Set of Suckers
In fact, fooling the rubes with a smile and a scapebgoat is how things work now.
It’s The Music Man again and again.
(h/t Atrios)