Megan McArdle has an interesting article about how Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s history of lying to Republicans about budget numbers, and then crowing about it, will make it difficult for the White House to strike a budget deal with Republicans. The Republicans, justifiably, simply don’t believe his numbers.
Glenn Reynolds adds:
These people aren’t even competent liars. A competent liar doesn’t brag about how he snookered people he’ll have to deal with in the future.