Michael Gerson - Obama's Health Reform Ship Flounders - washingtonpost.com: "Around midnight on April 15, 1912, there were a few minutes when Capt. Edward Smith of the Titanic realized his ship was going down -- six watertight compartments breached, less than two hours to float -- yet his passengers slept in happy ignorance. A historical fate hardened while most of the participants dreamed on.
The jobs report last week opened a long gash beneath the waterline of President Obama's legislative agenda. Few realize it, but a scramble for lifeboats is about to begin."
This is one of the best leads to a story that I have ever read. I don't know if he is right, but it is a compelling metaphor. How do you top it? Maybe the Hindenburg.