"The Edsel executives were exiled. None were involved with the Ford Mustang. If the GOP has any designs on its own Mustang, Paul Ryan can’t be within a million miles of GOP leadership."
Paul Ryan’s Edsel . . . "All of the flawed Edsel’s moving parts were destined for a dumpster. First, the car was overhyped for more than a year, with no actual previews for the automotive press; no clandestine drawings, specs, or features of any kind were revealed. Second, dealers had no advance introductions. Third, when finally launched, the Edsel looked ugly -- sensationally ugly… No, breathtakingly ugly. Fourth, workmanship was sloppy, mechanical failures recurred, and frequently. Finally, the Edsel was overengineered, too complicated for average dealer mechanics to service." . . .
Is Mo Brooks Our Lord Brougham? . . . "But I like Mo Brooks's approach to the problem, which in some ways is similar to Lord Brougham's approach to the evil of the income tax, in some ways akin to Alexander the Great's solution to the problem of the Gordian Knot. On Friday, Brooks filed the "ObamaCare Repeal Act" in Congress. ObamaCare itself runs to thousands of pages. Brooks's remediation runs one sentence:
"Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted." Roger Kimball at PJ Media
From Dennis Prager: Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In . . . "The first purist conservative example were the Never Trumpers, who believed it was better for Hillary Clinton to be elected president and for the Left to have four more years of presidential power than for Donald Trump to win. There were valid reasons to wonder whether Donald Trump was a conservative, and valid reasons to oppose him in the primaries. There were no valid reasons to oppose him in the general election. I said all these things then and have thus far been validated beyond my wildest dreams. . . "