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Simple answers to simple questions

Simon Johnson

Have we really reached the situation where the Senate as a body and individual Senators – accomplished men and women, who stand on the shoulders of giants – must bow down before financial markets and high-ranking executives who are really just talking their book?

Simple answers to simple questions:

Yes. Although I'm not sure who Johnson means by "we."

NOTE Read the whole article; it's about "failure of political will" in the Bernanke confirmation. You know, that problem banana republics have when their economies crash and the cronies and fuckups need to be given the axe.

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(not sure which) justify his vote for Bernanke bys saying that although Ben's record stinks, he's afraid that anyone Obama would pick to replace him would be a bigger tool. (Ben, apparently , has the advantage of being a bipartisan tool).