Sore Losers

John Sununu goes out the door swinging:

Consider Senator John E. Sununu, Republican of New Hampshire, who lost his bid for a second term, and who on Wednesday objected to a bill offered by Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Democrat of Maryland, to help the auto industry. Ms. Mikulski snarled, “Boy, am I sorry that is the last act of John Sununu in the Senate.”


Mr. Sununu returned to the floor later. “Well, it won’t be the last thing I do,” he said. “If nothing else, the last thing I will do is explain why her legislation was such a terrible idea.”

This car stuff aside, I worry that people are going to look back years from now and see the failure of the lame-duck congress to pass a stimulus plan as disastrously short-sighted. These things are time-sensitive.