Thursday, August 21, 2008

Being there....

If your income is less that $5 million a year, you're just not "getting there". If you're the boy-toy of some rich bleach-blond, and have seven (or more, who can count?) houses, maybe you can qualify for the status of "Being There"...:
MCCAIN: I still believe the fundamentals of our economy are strong.
(h/t Think Progress)

Which brings to mind this erudite colloquy:
(The President paces, is worried about what Rand is telling him. Chance smiles through it all.)

RAND: …There is no longer any margin for inflation, it has gone as far as it can. You’ve reached your limits on taxation, dependence on foreign energy is at a point of crisis, and, from where I see it, Mr. President, the so-called Free Enterprise System could be at the breaking point.

PRESIDENT: You don’t think I should take that chance, huh?

RAND: Absolutely not.

(Chance has reacted to his name, but doesn’t know what to say. The President sits, turns, to Chance.)

PRESIDENT: Do you agree with Ben, Mr. Gardiner? Or do you think we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?

CHANCE: (a beat) As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all will be well in the garden.

PRESIDENT: (a pause) …In the garden?

CHANCE: That is correct. In a garden, growth has its season. There is spring and summer, but there is also fall and winter. And then spring and summer again…

PRESIDENT: (staring at Chance) …Spring and summer… (confused) Yes, I see… Fall and winter. (smiles at Chance) Yes, indeed.

RAND: (interrupts) I think what my most insightful friend is building up to, Mr. President, is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, yet we are upset by the seasons of our economy.

CHANCE: Yes. That is correct. There will be growth in the spring.

PRESIDENT: (pleased) …Well, Mr. Gardiner, I must admit, that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I’ve heard in a very, very long time. (he rises) …I envy your good, solid sense, Mr. Gardiner - that is precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.
If you don't recognise the scene, go see the freakin' movie!!!!

Why is this guy McInane polling anything above 5%?!?!?

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