From an article by Gail Collins, on the Op-Ed page of the 20 September 2008 New York Times:
These times are so perilous that George W. Bush emerged from his burrow on Friday to reassure the American people about the financial crisis.
Looking either grim or overmedicated, Bush spoke for several minutes – 1,260 words worth of reassurance. That was a far more ambitious effort than the day before, when, as Politico’s Roger Simon noted, our president devoted 100 fewer words to his public utterances on the collapsing economy than he did to toasting the president of Ghana at dinner.
Behind the-first-president-with-an-M.B.A.-and-a-lot-of-good-it-did-us stood the Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, who appears to be actually running the government.
See, this is interesting: self never knew that W had an MBA. Now her next order of business is to find out where. Or, perhaps it should be Ben Bernanke self should be investigating. Does Bernanke have an M.B.A.? And if so, from which august institution? Would anyone from the alma maters of either Bush and Bernanke like to trumpet their assocation with these two stellar alums? Self thinks not.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.