I came across numerous links to Drew Westen’s opinion piece at the New York Times this morning. It’s a quite intriguing piece and worth a read if you have the time. I’m going to sidestep outright politics here because, frankly, it’s my blog and I prefer not to get into it here of all places. Instead I just want to note the emphasis that Westen places on the stories politicians tell. It’s an intriguing approach to articulating what is something of a national longing right now. Whatever the case, the real story, as Westen points out, is there are a lot (too many) people wondering how to get by in this economy.