Friday, December 15, 2006

# Posted 7:40 AM by Ariel David Adesnik  

COMMISSION IMPOSSIBLE is the clever title of an essay by my friend Jordan Tama at theatlantic.com. Jordan is writing his dissertation at Princeton on the subject of bipartisan, blue-ribbon panels and their ability to influence public debate and public policy. Well worth a read.
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What a great topic on which to do a dissertation - opportunity for a lot of breadth.

The ISG report (I did a quick-read outline of its 79 rec on my silly blog-o-blog, here) was not a Presidential request, but a Presidential acquiescence. I wonder if that has been an historically important factor?

This just made me feel ... old, laugh-out-loud@self:
"Caspar Weinberger—the Donald Rumsfeld of his day— ..."
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