From his statement
The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued new rules temporarily suspending the practice of short selling on the stocks of financial institutions. This is intended to prevent investors from intentionally driving down particular stocks for their own personal gain.
We can't have people making financial moves for their own personal gain
, can we?
Mr. Bush, does short selling really allow investors to "drive down" the value of stock, or just take advantage of the drop in value? MBA my ass.