Anybody else amused that Safire didn't like the term New Economic Policy because it was a name "with baggage", and then said that "space on today's tablet is limited to nine commandments?"
Guess it depends on whose baggage we're talking about.
(You know, the NEP term might be more accurate than Safire is willing to admit. The Republicans have been awfully good at staying on message and keeping in line recently, Lott aside. They're almost, well, Leninist. Pretty successful with it, too; maybe ol' Vladimir had a point, even if that socialism thing never worked out.)