Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Quotable

"I have learned a long time ago. When they come up and say this has to be done and has to be done immediately, there is no other way of doing it, you have to sit back and take a deep breath and nine times out of 10 they are not telling the truth"
- Republican Senator Jim Inhofe asserting that Henry Paulson might have decided who to dole out the $700,000,000,000.00 taxpayer financed bailout money based on his Wall Street friendships.

It is funny, while Inhofe was referring to the extreme haste with which Sec. Paulson rushed the TARP legislation through Congress by invoking that 'all will be lost' if we do not pass it, one could almost apply Inhofe's comments verbatim to the case made for the Iraq war.
If we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it again, again and again...
The Poker Game, Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844-1934), oil on canvas, 41" X 50". (Image from Sotheby's)

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