Friday, November 14, 2008
Does Anyone Know What’s Going On?
Asked if they knew what had happened to the economy during a senate hearing, Henry “Hank” Paulson and Ben “The Wad” Bernanke replied that they hadn’t the foggiest notion. In fact, they said that they were only hanging around because their pay was so good they couldn’t afford to walk away in tough times like these.
Asked if they felt bad about it, they replied as one, stating simultaneously, “No.” Asked to explain why he had suddenly switched from a position to buy up the viral paper owned by the banks because of the mortgage fiasco to bailing out the credit industry, which like his treasury also runs on dreams and good wishes, Paulson said, “It’s kinda like fairies. If you don't clap your hands and say, ‘I believe,’ they die. The same goes for money.”