Buttle's World

31 May, 2009

Do You Suppose He’ll Do It With a Straight Face?

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 17:08

Timmy “TurboTax” Geithner will tell the ChiComs

“No one is going to be more concerned about future deficits than we are.”

I hope the Chinese have a sense of humor.*

Meanwhile, did these fawning sycophants type with straight faces?

The president gallantly guided his wife to their orchestra seats with his hand on the small of her back, while shaking hands with fellow theatergoers and smiling broadly. Due to security screenings, the curtain rose an hour late.

Nice that High School newspapers get published on the web now. This guy, though, goes straight to the nub of the problem with the Cult of The One:

“I’m nervous, excited, honored,” said Andre Holland, who plays character Jeremy Furlow, before the show. “It’s like in Shakespearean times, when the king would come to the show.”

Yes. It’s just like that.

*Update:

Apparently they do.

His answer drew loud laughter from his student audience, reflecting scepticism in China about the wisdom of a developing country accumulating a vast stockpile of foreign reserves instead of spending the money to raise living standards at home.

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