Jonah Goldberg has a field day with schadenfreude

You can feel Jonah Goldberg’s glee crackling right through the monitor, so please read Goldberg’s glorious wallow in schadenfreude here.  Only by reading the whole thing will you get the full flavor of such felicitous rhetorical gems as this one:

The president may now claim that he knew nothing, but he must have wondered why Henry Chao,’s chief project manager, set the bar of success at sea level last March: “Let’s just make sure it’s not a Third World experience.” At this point, it could only be more of a Third World experience if required enrollees to pay with chickens.

Incidentally, I’ve noticed over the years that some of Goldberg’s best metaphors employ chickens. I wonder why.