Bernancke: Time Magazine Person of the year

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    Fed's Bernanke named Time magazine's Person of the Year - USATODAY.com

    NEW YORK (Reuters) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who helped steer the U.S. economy through its darkest days since the Great Depression, was named Time magazine's 2009 Person of the Year Wednesday.
    "The recession was the story of the year. Without Ben Bernanke ... it would have been a lot worse," Time managing editor Richard Stengel said.

    "We've rarely had such a perfect revision of the cliche that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Bernanke didn't just learn from history; he wrote it himself and was damned if he was going to repeat it."
     
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    I'm not sure I completely trust Bernanke. It makes no sense to me that Geitner (head of NY Fed), Paulsen (formerly with Goldman Sachs) and Bernanke seemed to have no idea there were financial issues - they just sort of went into Bush's office out of the clear blue at the end of his administration saying, "OMG!!! The US is in DEEP financial doodoo!!"

    I definitely don't trust Geitner or Paulson. And Geitner has shifty eyes.
     
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    I have to agree. These experts never saw it coming till it was upon us so why trust their leadership in this area?
    I view them as part of the problem not part of the soloution.
     
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    Yeah, what the hell is up with this shit? He was at the wheel when the wreck happened but we're saying that he's a hero or something? Fuck that shit! Audit the fed and throw that fucker in jail!
     
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    H'llo Tator! How the heck are you, dahling?
     
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    Hey, if they can give Obama the Nobel for doing zip.

    What's wrong with giving Bernanke man of the year for doing squat? :doubt:
     
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    LOL! Point taken!
     
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    So true. These guys knew what was going on and really, really dropped that big fucking ball. Now we are all paying for it and they all still have their jobs. Oh yeah. He's man of the year all right. How about ASSHOLE of the year. I'd vote for that one.
     
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    Strange that one award was given by liberals and the other one by cons though.
     
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    In todays political world.

    There isn't a nickel's worth of difference between Dems and Repubs/ libs or cons :doubt:
     
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