Thursday, October 09, 2008

Proving yet again that it's about who you know

Otherwise how else does a 35-year old (Neel T. Kashkari) with just 6 years experience be tapped to oversee the disbursement of the $700 billion plan that'll save our country? Maybe he's a genius and will excel beyond all expectations and doubts. Or maybe he'll pull a Michael Brown (he of the FEMA fame).

If he succeeds, he'll be the true American story: son of poor Indian immigrants goes on to save our great nation.

If he fails, he'll be the next poster boy for nepotism.

Of course the irony of it all is that a self-described "free-market Republican" is oversee the govt bailout and possible takeover of companies, a decidedly anti-free-market endeavor. If we weren't on the brink of depression, I would be laughing.