(posted to Facebook, March 21, 2009)
Thursday, March 19, Barack Obama was a guest on the Tonight
Show with Jay Leno.
First of all, he walked on stage and my mom remarked, "Is that
really him?" And I wittily replied that, "Unless it's Tina Fey."
They were discussing the AIG bailout/bonus mess.
Obama explained that AIG had to be "saved" because they were
so tangled up that, if they had been allowed to liquidate, "the
whole financial system would have crashed."
THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.
TEAR DOWN TO REBUILD.
ACHIEVE A BLANK SLATE.
All of his answers centered around more regulation. He said that
there needs to be "enough common sense regulatory measures."
LET IT GO.
EQUILIBRIUM WILL BE FOUND WITHOUT YOUR INTERFERENCE.
LET THE STUPID PEOPLE RUN INTO WHATEVER PIT THEY MAY.
LEAVE. IT. ALONE.