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Thursday, February 01, 2007


Did he just say what we thought we heard him say?!

Oh no he di'int!!!

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who announced his candidacy on Wednesday with the hope that he could ride his foreign policy expertise into contention for the Democratic nomination, instead spent the day struggling to explain his description of Senator Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president, as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”


Holy crap! Joe just may hold the world record for briefest Presidential run ever!

It's not often you end your Presidential bid in your announcement!

Man, even George W. Bush isn't stupid enough to say something like that...

What President Bush was saying yesterday however was defnitely playing against type:

During a speech delivered in the heart of the financial district, where compensation packages routinely reach into the tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars, Mr. Bush announced that he would ask corporations to curb excessive executive pay.

"America's corporate boardrooms must step up to their responsibilities," he told an elite corporate crowd gathered for the event. "You need to pay attention to the executive compensation packages that you approve. You need to show the world that American businesses are a model of transparency and good corporate governance."

Which got a reception from Wall Street somewhat similar to the reaction to Biden's words from, well, the rest of the country.

"Did that fucker just say what we think he said???"
The comments received a muted reaction from an audience that included the CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, John Thain, and the CEO of the Bank of New York, Thomas Renyi, who earned a combined $14.4 million in 2005, according to Forbes magazine.


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