"Divided government may or may not be good for the country, but it's great for the Fourth Estate."He's right, of course, but I think the first clause is a cop-out.
Of course divided government is good for the country! Are you kidding? I'd even go so far as to say we'd be better off with a Congress that meets every two years (like, say, the Oregon Legislature does) than what we've got now. Congress has already found a way to stuff one year's work into several, so why not cut down the time for meddling and mischief even more?
I'm pretty sure the only people who would really be screwed if that happened would be people who get paid to hang around inside the Beltway (and only some of them), not the people whose lives are supposed to be made better by the work they do.
Grumble, grumble, grumble.
But on the bright side, the Cardinals did win the World Series!