Nails It

James Fallows really nails it on Romney’s “I like being able to fire people” line. Yes, he wasn’t talking about employees. And it’s been taken out of context. But anyone who’s ever had to fire someone knows it’s about as unpleasant and hard as you can imagine. The word itself is charged enough it’s a bit hard to imagine putting ‘like’ in front of it. And that’s why it’s sticking.