Say it Ain’t So!

Hands over ears, eyes closed, humming loudly. (Hey, it always works for me.)

During a private commission meeting last week, all four Republicans voted in favor of banning the phrases “Wall Street” and “shadow banking” and the words “interconnection” and “deregulation” from the panels final report, according to a person familiar with the matter and confirmed by Brooksley E. Born, one of the six commissioners who voted against the proposal.

via Financial Crisis Panel In Turmoil As Republicans Defect; Plan To Blame Government For Crisis.







3 responses to “Say it Ain’t So!”

  1. jazzbumpa Avatar

    Ah – the art of NOT using words is not so very different from the art of using them.

    ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

    Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. ‘They’ve a temper, some of them — particularly verbs: they’re the proudest — adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs — however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That’s what I say!’


  2. Asymptosis Avatar

    “I meant by ‘impenetrability that we’ve had enough of that subject.”

    “That subject,” of course, being malfeasance…

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