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July 2, 2002
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The President "has more familiarity with troubled energy companies and accounting irregularities than probably any previous chief executive." (NYTimes link, reg req'd) Krugman chimes in on Whitehouse outrage to corporate fraud. (See also, Cheney's investigation regarding Halliburton's accounting while he was it's big cheese)
posted by BentPenguin (12 comments total)

 
smackdown
posted by mblandi at 8:07 AM on July 2, 2002


*gasp* You mean Bush and Cheney aren't honest, upright businessmen? Surely you jest.

[/snark]
posted by dejah420 at 8:33 AM on July 2, 2002


Go Krugman!
A little light in a dark world and I thank you.
What say you defenders of all things Dubya and Publican?
posted by nofundy at 9:05 AM on July 2, 2002


Surely if Whitewater was worth investigating fully, then so is this?
posted by Dirjy at 9:46 AM on July 2, 2002


What say you defenders of all things Dubya and Publican?

Krugman writing in the NY Times! What else is there to say about it?

I do find it interesting that it's this administration's SEC that is prosecuting the misdeeds that occured (mostly) during the previous one.
posted by revbrian at 10:41 AM on July 2, 2002


Oh yeah. It's appearantly Clinton's Fault.
posted by revbrian at 10:46 AM on July 2, 2002


Blaming Clinton has always been the Right's way of diverting attention from the ugly facts they're desperate to avoid.

The truth is, the whole gov't --both parties, are so wrapped up in their own bullshit, that the net effect is that Washington is asleep at the wheel. At this rate, one of these blonders is gonna really cost the country. Some might argue that this is what has just taken place in the last year or so.
posted by BentPenguin at 10:54 AM on July 2, 2002


Krugman for Secretary of the Treasury
(only President Wellstone could possibly name him, but, you know...)


. It's appearantly Clinton's Fault.
Of course it is. Right after murdering Vince Foster who had an affair with his wife, Clinton sneaked into Enron, Xerox, AND Vivendi headquarters and cooked their books
(he also ate all their candy)
posted by matteo at 11:48 AM on July 2, 2002


Bush responds. (note the snappish tone.)

"Everything I do is fully disclosed; it's been fully vetted," the president said as he paused to speak with reporters during a church appearance in Wisconsin. "Any other questions?"

Clinton's mistake was not following up "I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," with "Any other questions?" Brilliant move, that.
posted by Ty Webb at 4:59 PM on July 2, 2002


I do find it interesting that it's this administration's SEC that is prosecuting the misdeeds that occured (mostly) during the previous one.

Are you saying that Clinton's administration should have been more regulatory? More untrusting of the wisdom of the market and the rational truths of the sacred MBA? More like a Democrat, and less like, say, a Republican [smiles - I'm just ribbing ya, sorta]
posted by holycola at 7:19 PM on July 2, 2002


(he also ate all their candy)

But he did leave some tasteful, freshly cobbled loafers behind in exchange.
posted by holycola at 7:21 PM on July 2, 2002


Krugman writing in the NY Times! What else is there to say about it?

sigh. this is what depresses me about so many republicans. a total and complete disregard for logic, thought, and substantive discussion. i, of course, don't mean all republicans, some have thought out their views and can argue them, but so many seem either unable or completely unwilling. all of our debate seems one sided, it's as if the republican administration has decided they have no desire or need to justify their decisions, and the republican population has decided they have no need of critical thinking, or explanation. to make this worse upon seeing that the republicans won't justify or explain the decisions the democratic leadership has decided capitulation is the only answer.
posted by rhyax at 8:56 PM on July 2, 2002


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