After the Obama administration’s politically manipulated stimulus package has massively failed by its own standards, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl thinks the stimulus programme should be suspended.

The Obama administration’s response?  Political hardball of the blatantly dishonest kind. Four Cabinet Secretaries write public letters to Governor of Arizona warning that the state will lose funding if the stimulus is discontinued, implying and in one case saying outright that Kyl wants Arizona to unilaterally turn down stimulus spending.  The lesson that we can learn is that if you disagree with the Obama administration, you can expect retaliation- and misrepresentation.