December 16, 2005

Ben? Ben? Anyone? Ben? Sanity? Senescence? Hawley-Smoot Tariff?

Ben Stein used to be one of my favorite people in the world when he was hosting "Win Ben Stein's Money" and trying to look like he was only narrowly kicking everyone's asses.

Then I found out he was a speech writer for Nixon.

But this, this, omg how could you Ben? How could you be so daft?
"I think Mr. Bush is going to go down in history as one of the great peacemakers and democracy-builders in the history of the world."
Also a sign of Stein's diminishing mental acuity, speaking of the inevitability of the Dow reaching 11,000: "We didn't quite see it today, but it's sort of like Waiting for Godot. Eventually it will happen."

Beckett as a source for economic optimism. Hmmm.

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