Bruce Bartlett did a nice job arguing against stuck-in-the-70s Larry Kudlow on CNBC today, in discussing his new book, The New American Economy. (Bruce blogged about the book’s “RIP Supply Side” message, here.) I was looking for the right adjective to describe Kudlow’s and his CNBC co-anchor’s reactions: confused, incredulous, insulted, panic-stricken, desperate, outraged, apoplectic?… Then I figured out that Kudlow and other stuck-in-the-70s supply-side tax cutters must feel like a teenage boy whose girlfriend has just dumped him for his rival. I mean why else would Kudlow be looking so flustered over “Brucie’s” new book?
More on Bruce’s book later this week. And more catching up, too. (I’m so behind keeping up with the discussions on my own blog, it’s not funny!)
UPDATE Thursday, 10/15: David Frum does a very nice video interview with Bruce on Bloggingheads.tv, here.