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That's funny!! Does Maxine have a new pair of glasses?
Just look at the expressions on Geithner's face. I would love to know what he is thinking.
The last guy to speak, Cain, or Kane? Does he look like John Gotti or what.
Thud says it best "how did we come to this"
jappy ... I'm kind of tickled by the video, because Geithner's expression is so stunned and bewildered, as if he doesn't know what she's asking or how to tackle answering questions so out of the ballpark that they seem to come from an alternate universe.
I like vanderleun's take on it. However did she get elected? Is there a very large mental hospital in her district, where the inmates are allowed to vote, as long as ACORN takes them to the voting booth?
This was the most entertaining thing to come out of government in a long time. However, I feel conflicted. On the one hand, Waters is nuts. On the other, there are two groups of people that I believe should never be allowed in government - people from Harvard or Goldman Sachs. This is not because I think that they are a sinister cabal. It is because I do not believe that what makes them successful in their field makes for effective government service (pardon the contradiction), be it as an elected or appointed official.
That said, this reminds me of the Dennis Miller bit where he wonders what must have gone through Alan Greenspan's mind when asked about some economic policy by Sonny Bono's widow.
I guess it could be worse:
The members of Congress should be a cross-section of America. Dumb people deserve as much representation in Congress as the corrupt ones. We have both. This makes me, and the First Lady, proud to be an American.
But Agent Cooper ... The dumb people of America seem vastly over-represented in Congress today. The most poorly represented are the intelligent Americans. And I doubt if our First Lady is proud of Maxine. She's the First Lady, after all, and Maxine is just a Congressional grunt.
I never thought I would feel sympathetic towards Geithner but, looking at his face in the film clip, I do. How can he possibly answer? First he would have to define terms. And that alone would take hours. And she keeps saying she doesn't have much time. Maxine baby -- you have time. To shut up, if nothing else.
I remember a few years back she was referring to the company Smith Barney and she said Smith Barney Frank. She gives stupid a bad name. Who says democracy works? didn't work in her district or with the Palistinians.