Friday, September 19, 2008

There will be ample opportunity to debate the origins of this problem

McCain said that if he were president, he’d fire Christopher Cox, the chair of the SEC.

Presidents do not have the power to fire the chair of the SEC.

Reached for comment, George Bush just said, “Chairman Cox,” then giggled helplessly for ten minutes.

McCain has a new ad today saying that, “on the biggest financial issue of the day,” Obama would not say if he supported the AIG bailout. McCain, of course, has had more than enough positions on that issue this week for the both of them.

Human Rights Watch accused Hugo Chavez of human rights abuses. So he threw them out of the country, which was possibly intended as ironic commentary.

This morning, Bush gave a 1,270-word speech about the economy. In the afternoon, he gave a 1,209-word speech about the Boston Celtics. Somehow he seemed happier at the latter. Maybe Ben Bernanke should have given him a basketball and a jersey with the number 43 on it.

He also sounded more engaged and like he might actually have known what he was talking about.

Not that he feels that knowing anything about, say, how this financial crisis occurred, might be of any particular use in getting out of this financial crisis. “There will be ample opportunity to debate the origins of this problem. Now is the time to solve it.”

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