2 Economy Questions Are Too Many for the MBA President
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George Bush put on his most expensive suit (paid for by you and me) to discuss "the economy" with New York's elite, including war criminals like Henry Kissinger.
In October 2000, Bush gave away his game when he told many of the same people, "This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elites; I call you my base."
Bush's speech today was beyond pathetic. Hopefully Jon Stewart will capture Bush's disgusting sneers, stupid jokes, repeated references to his dominatrix mother, and straight-out pissiness.
Naturally, Bush demanded permanent tax cuts for "his base," the richest people in America. But when it came to the rest of America - the 99% of us who have to pay skyrocketing prices for health care, gasoline, and food while home equity and jobs disappear - Bush had nothing to say.
And when it came time for Q&A, two softball questions were too many for him. Answering the first question on protectionism, Bush veered off into a rant about Iraq. And when rightwinger Paul Gigot of Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal asked him about rising prices, Bush ranted about trade before announcing, "I'm going to duck the rest of your question."
Whatever happened to the "MBA President"? Oh yeah, just ask his Harvard professor Yoshi Tsurumi.
Tsurumi said he remembers Bush because every teacher remembers their best and worst students, and Bush was in the latter group.
"Lazy. He didn't come to my class prepared," Tsurumi said. "He did very badly."
Tsurumi concedes that he disapproves of Bush's politics. He wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper, the Scarsdale Inquirer, that derided the president's claims to "compassionate conservatism."
"Somehow I found him totally devoid of compassion, social responsibility, and good study discipline," Tsurumi said. "What I remember most about him was all the kind of flippant statements that he made inside of classroom as well as outside."
Exactly the kinds of statements he made today.
And with that, the "MBA President" hugged his favorite war criminal and rushed out, even as the U.S. economy teeters on the verge of a Depression.
Update 1: Defending a massive bailout of Bear Stearns - which exists for the sole purpose of being smarter investors than the rest of us so they can make lots of money - Bush actually said:
"It was strong action by the Fed and they did so because some financial institutions that borrowed money to buy securities in the housing industry must now repair their balance sheets before they can make further loans."
Um George, what about our balance sheets? Cn we all hz bailout plz?