David Axelrod has admitted that the size of government is so big that it is beyond the power of its top leadership to control it: “Part of being president is there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know because the government is so vast.”  The question which Axelrod should now answer is whether that mean the liberals’ entire approach to big government is fundamentally unsound.  The logical conclusion to draw is that if government is so big that it cannot be controlled, then it should be structured along a smaller scale.  Of course, Axlerod is unlikely to support such a notion  He simply wants to excuse the failures of those running the government.  It is ironic that he has chosen to do so by, in effect, arguing that their entire approach is wrong, but cognitive dissonance is a hallmark of the Left these days.