Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just askin'

Doesn't the United States have an elected official at the very top, that in times of financial crisis gets out there to reassure the nation and oversee and coordinate rescue efforts.

Because that would really be helpful.

UPDATE: From Bush says he's working hard on economic turmoil
With the financial markets in turmoil, President Bush said Thursday that he shares Americans' concerns and the government will act aggressively to avert a deepening crisis. ...

Aiming to be reassuring and to show that he is working on the problem, he said the markets are adjusting to the "extraordinary measures" that have been taken in recent days by the federal government.

"The American people can be sure we will continue to act to strengthen and stabilize our financial markets and improve investor confidence," Bush said in two minutes of remarks delivered outside the Oval Office.

He did not specify what actions would be taken. ...

His remarks Thursday were his first since Monday. And he has spurned every attempt by reporters to ask questions about the developments, including again on Thursday. As he finished his very brief statement and turned to walk back into the Oval Office, a reporter asked if he believed the economy was still sound. The president kept walking.


Quiddity, don't you know that General Petraeus wasn't elected?

By Blogger riffle, at 9/17/2008 10:27 AM  

Bush is done. He's just phoning it in now.

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 9/17/2008 12:23 PM  

I guess decidin' is just too hard when it involves fuzzy math.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/17/2008 1:32 PM  

George W was praised as the first MBA President back in 2000 when elected by SCROTUS (sick!). Can we expect MBA applications to drop after what has happened on the watch of our first MBA President? If only the U. of Texas had admitted him to its law school, then he probably would not have gone to Harvard for an MBA. With legal training, he might have honored the Constitution better than he has. But look what he's done to the economy on his watch with MBA training. I tell you, it's torture.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 9/18/2008 4:51 AM  

we could have such a man if we vote for Nader. We need to demand that the media give Nader a fair hearing. Ask Steve to Change the "You Choose '08" page. See Renetto's Interview with Nader

By Blogger Tom, at 9/18/2008 5:38 AM  

Vote for Nader = Vote for McCain. 'Nuff said!

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 9/18/2008 6:27 AM  

"e. nonee moose" that isn't true. No way in hell would I be voting for Obama. You are spreading lies. The fact is, a vote for Nader is a vote for Nader.

By Blogger Tom, at 9/18/2008 3:53 PM  

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