Monday, October 26, 2009

Slapfest


From Newsbusters:

Give Ed Schultz credit for something: on his MSNBC show this evening, he hosted an amusing smackdown between Barney Frank and Ralph Nader, perhaps the two most morose public men in America. For once, Barney was attacked from the left. The gist of Ralph's rebuke was that Frank hasn't gone far enough in regulating the financial industry.

Frank was finally so provoked that he claimed/admitted that when it comes to regulation, Democrats are "trying on every front to increase the role of government."...

PS: don't miss the video of Barney blasting Nader with this choice insult: "Ralph gets to luxuriate in the purity of his irrelevance." Ouch.

How odd to see the word "smackdown" used regarding these two. Really, they're like the antonym of "smackdown". I say put them in the ring with Alan Alda as ref. Oh, wrists would be sprained, yes they would.

It still amazes me though that even with video of Congressman Frank fighting GSE regulation, he still manages to escape any blame for the Freddie and Fannie meltdown. Ah, well.

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