Atlantic Monthly Death Spiral Watch (Marc Ambinder Edition)
Diane Rogers on Obama's Tax Policy Talking Points

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better President?

George W. Bush's level of understanding of the financial crisis:

Houston Political Blog: What did Bush say at Olson Fundraiser?: The President's folks didn't let the press in, but we got some exclusive video of POTUS talking up a storm at Pete Olson's fundraiser on July 18th....

Wall Street got drunk, it got drunk, (it’s one of the reasons I asked you to turn off your tv cameras.) It got drunk and now it’s got a hangover.  The question is how long will it sober up, and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments...