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...............................................................Thomas Jefferson


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tiny Bubbles


Now that the primary campaign season appears to be settling in for the long haul, some say [okay, it was Bob Schieffer this morning on Imus so it's reaching beyond the blogosphere] that perhaps it'll go all the way to both conventions.

At last, a cure for all the economic woes that are quietly getting a foothold... worried about the subprime mess? Fear not. We're in recession...we're going into recession...Goldman Sachs says. Merrill Lynch notes... Worry no more. The burst of the bubble in housing, in the financial markets, in the tech sector, in the auto industry?

Not to worry, a new bubble's building.

Disputed battles for nominees guarantee lotsa teevee advertising, and jobs, jobs, jobs, for pundits and pollsters and consultants and all the other hangers-on to the body politic. And think of all the employment for the blue collar makeup artists now that HDTV's in play. Yep, the longer the campaign season extends, the better for everyone, right?

Schieffer does note how much more exciting it would be to have both parties forced to decide their nominees at their conventions instead of running the conventions as infomercials. True that.

The perpetual campaign, America is back!

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3 comments:

barbara said...

Here's what I worry about, beyond all that's noted here. The campaign chaos is providing cover for BushCo. Think rats scurrying under cover of darkness. Very. Scary. Stuff.

Prairie Sunshine said...

Cockroaches, methinks.

Anonymous said...

Those who are afraid of government FOR the people apparently have no problem reconciling 'government FOR the corporations.' An interesting article titled "Taxpayers to help foot BoA's $4.1 billion Countrywide bill" should be illustrative of the fact that when corporations ESCAPE payment of taxes . . . the shortfall rests squarely on the backs of American taxpayers. Good article at http://money.cnn.com/2008/01/11/news/companies/sloan_countrywide.fortune/index.htm?cnn=yes

--Melody