Setting free the Greenspans
Dean is proposing the Alan Greenspan should be told that his services have been appreciated but that the country is thinking about going in a new direction and thanks, here’s a watch and don’t let the door hit you in your flat ass on the way out.
Well, that’s not exactly what he said:
Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean said on Friday that he thought Alan Greenspan had become too political and should be replaced as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
“I think Alan Greenspan has become too political. If he lacks the political courage to criticize the deficits, if he was foolish enough — and he’s not a foolish man — to support the outrageous tax cuts that George Bush put through, then he has become too political and we need a new chairman of the Federal Reserve,” Dean said in response to a question from an audience at a town hall meeting in Londonderry.
He said he thought the Fed had done a “terrific job” and that it was “absolutely critical” to make sure it remained independent.
I’s sure the thought of Alan moping around the house watching Dr. Phil, and waiting for her to come home from her job each day has Andrea Mitchell cringing.
By the way, Dean’s comments have just officially become the official hot topic of this Sundays blithering pundit shows. You’ve been warned.