Via Greg Hengler at our sister site, As he put it, it was almost too easy to correlate the unemployment rate with three years’ worth of broken promises. As the nation waits with bated breath (not really!) for the president’s September jobs speech, it’s helpful to steel ourselves in advance of the hopeful feelings he’ll arouse and remember … We’ve heard it all before. You know what would really be a change of pace? An actual plan — you know, a plan on paper.

But before I get carried away and am too hard on the president (It is an awful lot to ask him to work with the legislature to write his ideas down, I know!), a pause for pity: As Guy Benson relates, the guy has had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad week — at least where the economy is concerned.