Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Robert Reich's Wife on Washington D.C.

I recently picked up Reich's book, Locked in the Cabinet. I bought it for a buck in a Barnes & Noble remainder bin. the book was published in 1997. I am only on page 40, but I am already experiencing huge consumer surplus. The Keynesian-leftie knows how to write and tell tales.

Reich was the Labor Secretary during the Clinton Administration.

This is what Reich reports about his wife's take on Washington D.C.,  a few weeks before Reich accepted the Labor Secretary position:

"It's always the same thing. Who's up? Who's down? Who's in? Who's out? It's a one-company town, Bob. Everyone works for the same company in some way or another. Politicians, journalists, bureaucrats, lawyers, lobbyists. And all that really counts is your rank in the company. Power, power, power! No one cares about ideas or values, or even their families." She's crying. "It was bad enough when we didn't have kids. But now I'm not sure I could stand it."
They had lived in  D.C. for the first eight years of their married life.


  1. As ignorant as Reich is when it comes to economics (he is one of those "if only we could go back to the 1950's when the middle class was so great and union density was so high" kind of guy) his wife appears to have surpassed him in knowledge of the inner workings of Washington.

    I am sure Berkley is incredibly grateful to have him.

  2. You should learn to do some research. Robert Reich is a notorious liar. Really. Not just a bad guy, but a liar:


    Now we know what a careful researcher you are. Not careful at all!

    But you did get one thing right: just like you, Robert Reich knows how to "tell tales."

  3. @Anonymous Jan 5 3:41 AM

    I don't get it. Since, I only excerpt a passage where he quotes his wife, are you saying he misquoted his wife?

    I think I should add brave to my post, maybe you have never been married, but to misquote a wife is a very dangerous thing, especially when she is five inches taller.

    Brave, very brave.

    As for your links, they go to journalists upset at him cutting down D.C. journalists. What would you expect them to say?

    Finally, I note I am only on page 40 of the book, where he quotes his wife and that's about it. Maybe my antenna would go up later in the book, but just what am I supposed to research before I even read the damn book.

    Is that how you do research, before you know what you are to research? Of course, where you work I suspect that's exactly what is required of you.

  4. You don't have to take time to respond to asinine comments like that. Noone else gives them a moment's thought.