President Obama is fond (very
fond) of likening the economy at the time he took office to a car in a ditch.
we've questioned Obama's confidence in this particular metaphor, but
that was before we heard Minnesota Senator Al Franken describe the nature
of the ditch in more detail. Apparently there were alligators in it.
(Also, it wasn't a ditch, it was a
cliff, or possibly a pit of some kind. And George W. Bush was less
helpful than the guy in the first scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark. So when he hit the alligator-infested waters,
you should be grateful Obama had noted big-game hunter Timothy Geithner
heading the Treasury.)
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