Thursday, March 27, 2008
Personal Asides: If I Can Think of This Why Cant the Feds?...David Axelrod Has Been a Busy Boy HUH? Wanna Hear Obama Cuss? You Can.
If I Can
Why doesnt the Treasury along with other agencies such as the Comptroller of the Currency and bank regulators announce that no longer will the feds write down the value of sub-prime mortgage packages but will only do so only when there are actual losses i.e. a bank will recognize a loss only in the case of a defaulted mortgage? Also why doesnt Hank Paulson buy dollars in the currency exchange markets that will shore up the dollar allowing the Fed to eliminate some of the liq uidity that has been awash since 2004 while at the same time making essential loans to those banks and financial houses to keep the economy afloat? If I can think of it why cant they? Just asking.
If you think David Axelrod has more than enough to occupy himself with the media strategy of the thus-far-successful Obama race, take a look at The Chicago Daily Observer at cdobs.com which has a story from Newsweek about a hitherto unknown secret company Axelrod is running which floats up public relations schemes for a variety of corporations and front groups dear to the heart of Mayor Daley. The move, for example, to move the Childrens Museum into Grant Park which has sparked strident opposition thus far is being quarterbacked by Axelrod & Company known as ASK, Inc. Why did it take Newsweek to uncover this gem and not the local media? Because most of the liberal media here are in the tank not just to Obama but Axelrod?
Like all successful authors, Barack Obama has recorded his two books, including the first best-seller, Dreams from My Father. In it there is some modified cussing and of course the author records that, too. The cussing is rather mild, scatological mostly but let it be understood that for the first time in U. S. history a presidential candidate has recorded himself cussing unlike the Nixon explectives that came out on the secret taping system (when Nixon forgot the machine was on) and Dick Cheney telling Sen. Pat Leahy to perform an impossible biological act while reporters overheard. Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt for this one. How much you wanna bet that some dirty trick artist will doctor the tape, string the explectives together and mislead the public?