But, in the words of Peggy Noonan when she’s not lighting a candle for well, several candles actually, and downing wine like Ann Althouse during an American Idol marathon, closing her eyes, laying back, and then softly moaning and "caressing" herself while thinking of Reagan, "LET US SAVOR"*.

I suggest that Jon Stewart be given the power to interview a wide variety of bald men with a lot of explaining to do.

– Dick "Execution Squad" Cheney
– Ben Bernanke
– Hank Paulson
– Larry Kudlow
– Lex Luthor
– Dr. Phil
– Al Roker

The video link is to the first part of the interview of Jim Cramer, including outtakes. Go to the Daily Show site and see the entire interview, (also enjoy the occasional embedded "Bank of America" ad with a sense of its irony and hypocrisy too — but especially enjoy part 3 about 6:30 in where Joe Scarborough gets a pithy new nickname).

It would be nice if this leads to the downfall of financial reporting idiocy faster than Ann Coulter’s booksales plummet. But I’d bet various and sundry "Money Honeys" it won’t.

*(h/t Res Ipsa).



In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .