Tuesday, June 22, 2010

scorekeeping fail

Peter Orzag is leaving the Obama administration, stepping down as budget director.

Here is the money quote from the Times that inspired the title of this post:

A longtime scholar of health policy economics, Mr. Orszag also helped devise and sell the president’s signature initiative overhauling the health insurance system. He privately has told associates that having worked on two budgets, a stimulus plan and the health care law, it is time to leave while he is ahead.

I guess this could be accurate if by "ahead" he means "ahead of the angry crowds with pitchforks".