Michael Tomasky writes: "This week has the feel of one that might become retrospectively pivotal. If indeed we are standing there watching as President Perry is sworn in two Januarys from now, and we're forced to ponder the what ifs, space will be reserved on that list for a week in which the administration made a boneheaded political mistake, presided over a jobs announcement with zero growth, and turned on a key constituency group."
President Obama leaves the podium after speaking to reporters on the debt deal, 8/02/11. (photo: Reuters)
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