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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Brief Political comment

Spotted this Monday:

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan:
"Intelligence Is The Enemy"

"[The gas tax holiday] idea is, as an educated friend of mine who very much wants to support Clinton told me as we waited for Clinton to arrive, an insult to her intelligence. But then, there was Clinton, insulting the intelligence of her audience every chance she got. The only common theme to emerge from the 30-minute ramble was an attack on our enemies. China is the enemy for selling us lead-contaminated toys and poison pet food. The Saudis are the enemy for exploiting our addition(sic) to oil. The rest of OPEC, too. And worst of all are those evil, parasitic "middlemen" who pop up in every corner of the economy, ready to take a cut and give back nothing."

Gas tax holiday is exactly the wrong message to send the market, unless, of course, you are politician.

Parasitic middlemen - like those who speculate on cattle futures...

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