A Captain Renault post: It has been a difficult and challenging few days for the country as we appeared to be on the edge of a real bank and credit market meltdown. As a blogger and commentator on politics I was reaching sensory overload. As a specialist on rooting out hypocrisy and double standards in political stories there was just so much material available in the bailout story that I didn't know where to start.
So what to do? Watching the news late last week the answer hit me. Suspension! Just suspend the blog for a couple days and all would be well and everything would be sorted out and I could get back to work. Better minds than mine came up with that way of dealing with a crisis so who am I to disagree. I mean how many things can you do at once?
But now that our national leaders are making great progress on the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, stopping the national run on banks, the thousands of people losing their homes, the inability of main street businesses to get credit, the bankruptcies and mergers of historic investment firms, and the potential collapse of the economy as we know it, I can get back to what really counts and is so vitally important here in our state of PA -- the Bonusgate story and whether or not anyone was conducting "political" activity in our state capitol over the last 50 years. I know, I know. It's hard to imagine. Maybe you are even "shocked, shocked" to learn there has been "political activity" going on in the legislature. But hey, keep things in perspective. They tell me it's important.