Sensibility Killed the Penn

George F. Will on Mark Penn’s downfall:

Mark Penn’s sin was to be caught doing something sensible, surreptitiously. That is the only way Democrats can do sensible things regarding trade when their party is pandering to organized labor. Penn’s downfall makes him a member of a species that many Democrats insist is large and about which Democrats theatrically grieve: Penn is a casualty of free trade.

The Democrats are veering more and more toward protectionism. Bill Clinton was an aberration, but Hillary clearly isn’t. Hopefully the Republicans will stand strong on this issue.

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