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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Barone: Aspen Elite Turning Against Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 02:03 PM

Columnist Michael Barone writes at Beltway Confidential:

I’m attending the Aspen Ideas Festival run by the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic Monthly in (where else?) Aspen, and I note that enthusiasm for Barack Obama and his administration seems to be conspicuously missing. Lloyd Grove has a pungent account in The Daily Beast titled "The Elite turn against Obama," based on speeches by Niall Ferguson and my former boss at U.S. News Mort Zuckerman on economic policy.

All of this turning away from Obama leads Barone to "wonder whether the Aspen Institute folks might have wanted to invite Sarah Palin, at least to ask her the question, 'How’s that hopey changey thing working for you?'"