The Thursday wrap
The attorney for convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky says his client, subjected to greater security measures because of the high-profile nature of the Penn State case, “would like to be treated like every other convicted sex offender.” The attorney should be careful for what he wishes. ... Andrew Malcolm, writing in Investor's Business Daily, says the federal government has hired an average of 101 new employees every single day since Barack Obama took the oath of office. That's more than 143,000 new federal employees. And America's fiscal “problem” is that it doesn't tax “the rich” enough, is that it? ... General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt praised China on Tuesday: “The one thing that actually works, state-run communism ... .” Ah, so that's why he's such a big fan of crony capitalism masquerading as “national industrial policy.” Mr. Immelt, by the way, also is chairman of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. All together now: “Good grief.” ... Said some liberal TV talking head the other day about negotiations to head off the approaching “fiscal cliff” — “Somebody's going to have to compromise here.” Silly us, but we thought “compromise” involved “somebodies,” not just one party. Liberals want Republican capitulation on tax hikes now and entitlement cuts later, nod-nod, wink-wink. Should the GOP capitulate, it will have written its own obituary.