Monday, February 16, 2009
Bill Clinton Steps Up, Accepts Zero Responsibility for Economic Chaos
Not quite a finger-wagging, red-faced moment, but you can tell he'd like to burst out into rage at even being asked the question, clearly taking umbrage at the temerity to even be suggested as having the slightest role. It's not as if he had some low level, back office job. He was POTUS while much of what now haunts us came into being. He'd probably rather reminisce over Monica's taste in lip gloss than be held accountable for the current economic blowback.
Time lists him among the choices, a lineup not-so-surprisingly absent the names Barney Frank or Christopher Dodd, although Dodd's good friend Angelo Mozilo made the list. Time readers have fingered Phil Gramm as most responsible.
Question: If Clinton bears no responsibility, then why is his budget director and former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines so high among the choices?