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The Nerd is Governing as He Campaigned — Muddling Through

So Gov. Snyder wants to take $500 million in money to burn on Government Rail.

Why am I not surprised?

Perhaps the history so far of the Tough Nerd proves that O’Sullivan’s law applies to individuals as well as organizations. Here it is: All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.

As I recall, Snyder went out of his way during the campaign to suggest that he is a pragmatist, and not only of those scary Republicans who might actually believe that the government that governs least governs best.

From what I can tell so far, he has governed the same way. While pragmatism has a certain appeal, it’s going to lead to more muddling through for government–with wasted cash and opportunities as a result.

First published by the Detroit News: http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/watercooler/index.php?blogid=2242