How Dare You Question Me!

I’m credentialed, dammit!

LAST October, I won the Nobel Prize in economics for my work on unemployment and the labor market. But I am unqualified to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve — at least according to the Republican senators who have blocked my nomination. How can this be?

Hmm, let’s see, we have a President who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

How’s that working out?

Read on to learn a bit more about this humble servant that those partisan neanderthals on the right side of the aisle have denied us.


This reminds me of a song I wrote at Tim’s many years ago to the tune of Springsteen’s “Brilliant Disguise”

Bill and Al sent teams to Kyoto
We thought they had the fix on
But in the Senate Chambers
Our guys oh baby they ran from Exxon
Oh sure our data’s confusing
I’ll grant some of our theories are sketchy
But we’ve PhDs goddammit!
We’re smart, you’re morons,
So stop your kvetching.
Oh Al you didn’t work
To turn the “nays” into “ayes”
And now there’s no treaty
Just a Kyoto surprise

Tonight my tofu is cold
It’s illegal to fire up my stove
God have mercy on the man
Who crosses Karl Rove…

3 Responses to “How Dare You Question Me!”

  1. Skyler says:

    He brags about getting a Nobel, as if it had any meaning.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I don’t need “real-world” experience! That’s for you rubes.

    I mean, just look at how well all these highly-credentialed economists have done with this stimulus they crafted.

    Recovery summer!

  3. major dad says:

    A Nobel in Economics is like being awarded for best smoke and mirrors show. Unless it’s in Physics or Chemistry etc. it is worthless.

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