October 1, 2008
“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”
Grouchy, fiscally-conservative Republicans, release the hounds!
I am not very politically angry, which makes it hard for me to talk to people during election cycles, because they’re all I AM ENRAGED ABOUT SHIT! and I’m all HEY LET ME SHOW YOU THIS BLOG POST WHERE AN OUTRAGED OBAMA VOTER CLAIMS THAT PALIN RHYMES WITH STALIN, EVEN THOUGH IT TOTALLY DOES NOT. HILARIOUS.
For instance, this weekend Naomi and I kept quoting that excellent line from the Secret Budget Meeting where Bush said, of the economic woes and lack of people just handing him ONE TRILLION DOLLARS:
“If money doesn’t loosen up, this sucker could go down.”
You guys. You guys. THIS SUCKER COULD GO DOWN.
I LOVE OUR PRESIDENT. HE IS THE BEST* AND MOST HILARIOUS PRESIDENT EVER.
Other good heads of state of course include Sarkozy, who had a midlife crisis and ditched his wife for a MODEL (ahahahaha! SPLENDID.) and Vladimir Putin, who does completely ridiculous things like rescue news crews from marauding tigers. Putin is perhaps slightly more awesome than Bush in terms of taking off his shirt and FLEXING for the camera, but! Who else says THIS SUCKER COULD GO DOWN? Nobody. Ergo, our president is the best and most hilarious one available. Suck it, other nations!
USA! USA! USA!
*For a given value of “best” that does not include “bright” or “has his shit together”.