" It’s an adjective that my dictionary defines as something “said or done carelessly, showing little preparation or thought; lacking depth or substance; often insincere or deceitful.”
" And it’s the very same adjective Prof. Jonathan Gruber applied to himself over and over as he sweated out a visit to the House Oversight Committee to explain his infamous string of speeches in which be boasted of deceiving the public about how the Affordable Care Act would work.
Poor Gruber was programmed to basically repeat three or four sentences in response to any question; understandably, his lawyer doesn’t want him ad-libbing in public for awhile, until the heat dies down.
Maybe a hundred years or so ought to do it.
But glibness seemed to be a staple of his mea culpas, and it’s interesting that either he or his handler or both chose that particular self-description.
For one thing, it does not acknowledge error. At one point a congressman asked Gruber if his now-infamous statements about deception over the true impact of Obamacare were lies "
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