Foul Ball

This Ruth Marcus column is overwhelmingly good but she doesn’t seem to have been able to resist the impulse to water it down with a bit of even-handedness:

Obama has committed his share of fouls, scaring seniors about McCain’s designs on their Social Security and Medicare and mischaracterizing McCain’s health-care program.

McCain has said it’s “a disgrace” that current retirees are receiving benefits paid for out of current FICA taxes, and he supports diverting current workers’ tax revenues into private account, so it seems to me that seniors should be scared. Marcus doesn’t bother to explain what she thinks is wrong with Obama’s claims, which seems pretty foul to me.