Today, Noonan's word of the day is "unsustainable."
"The American establishment, on both sides of the political divide, is admitting as never before that we are in an existential challenge. And this is progress. It was not always so! It wasn't so two years ago."As Noonan acknowledges, many Americans outside of the "American establishment" recognized back in 2008 that it was time for a change - that the challenges facing America were severe, painful and absolutely needed to be addressed. That it's taken the "establishment" some years to catch on is a symptom of the blindness facing our leaders today.
"Elected officials began to get the message. Now they've got it. Our spending and debt are—and it is interesting that this is the first great buzzword of the new decade— 'unsustainable.'"So who does Noonan feel is the savior of our nation?