Ex.-Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas has a way with words. Just the other day, for instance, he told the sick, the disabled, the unemployed, the underemployed, victims of predatory home loans and every other American that they are simply "whiners."
These losers, Gramm's logic went, were suffering from a "mental recession," not a real one at all.
Apparently, this broad brush name-calling didn't go down well with Sen. McCain and his Republican supporters, not to mention the Democratic opposition, which roasted Gramm at every opportunity.
Tonight we learn that Gramm, an economist and our favorite Texas Turkey, has stepped down as McCain's campaign co-chair and (wrongheaded) economic adviser.
This is bad news for the blogosphere, since Gramm was always an easy target.