On Hardball tonight (Andrea Mitchell standing in for Matthews), Ed Rendell continued to spout the 'bipartisan' quisling-speak we've come to expect from Democratic leadership. He threw out a couple suggestions for how Bush should negotiate with Democrats to get some of the things he wanted, without explaining why Bush should feel he needed to do that.
One of his suggestions was that Democrats should think about a "trial period" for personal Social Security accounts, and look for solutions that didn't add to the budget deficit. Thanks, Ed.
Yet another Democrat who wastes valuable airtime repeating Bush's preferred frame for his privatization plan instead of explaining that Social Security is solvent for over 30 years and isn't remotely in crisis. With friends like Rendell, Social Security really may be in trouble.