Simple Questions–Hard Answers

Because there are so many moving pieces to the developing budget and debt ceiling story, I’m not going to focus on those in  this morning’s report (except, to pretend I’m a play-by-play baseball announcer like my old friend Manning Slater did in real life, but another story for another time…)  “It’s the bottom of the calendar, and the idiots are at bat...” is how I’d begin.  Which is why CNN hires a foreigner to anchor, I suppose.  So instead, something a little more hopeful:  A college kid wrote in and wanted me to answer some questions for him, like “Why do you prep?”   Boy, I bet he’ll be sorry he asked.  But we’ll spare him the full-meal-deal until after I do this short bit of play by play with a flow chart into the finals…

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