Kinsley echoes Silverstein on DC intellectual dishonesty. He homes in, with his usual eagle eye, on the worst of them all:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney... has a capacity for intellectual dishonesty that can take your breath away... If he thought there was some political advantage in asserting that two plus two is five, Romney would be out there within minutes with a speech about how business had taught him a thing or two that these government bureaucrats will never understand and promising that in his administration two plus two will equal six.