This might be my favorite headline of the week: "Obama, McCain try to pin economic woes on each other"
No wonder people eventually lose interest in elections. This is like two rivals to become tribal chieftan blaming each other for the latest hurricane or drought. To paraphrase Jeremy Bentham, "this is nonsense on stilts."
In a related story, Bob Dole blamed Bill Clinton for global warming and the otherwise inexplicable popularity of reality TV shows and Nicole Ritchie blamed Paris Hilton for the fact that plaids and stripes clash.