Alan Simpson’s Wonderful Life


From Zandar over at No More Mister Nice Blog comes a quote from Obama Administration debt commission co-chair Alan Simpson:

But as the co-chair of President Obama’s debt commission, the Wyoming Republican said he’s been taking an unprecedented amount of flak for the commission’s draft proposals to help erase the nation’s $13.8 trillion debt.

“I’ve never had any nastier mail or [been in a] more difficult position in my life,” said the 79-year-old Simpson. “Just vicious. People I’ve known, relatives [saying], “‘You son of a bitch. How could you do this?'”

If, as he alleges, complaints about the deficit recommendations he co-authored are the worst things Alan Simpson has heard someone say to him, then Mr. Simpson should stop bitching. He has had a great life.