Bill Richardson was on Fox News this morning discussing Obama’s economic plan. Not much to write home about, but if you had the stomach to sift through (or even sit through) the BS, there were a couple of gems worth noting.
Fox: (after Richardson talks about CEOs and golden parachutes) isn’t it true, though, they were getting the golden parachutes during the Clinton years as well, while you were there?
Richardson: Well, look, there’s no question about it: what we need is stronger oversight and transparency of these institutions, and my point is, Senator McCain was Chairman of the Commerce Committee that was supposed to regulate these entities.
Translation: Um… er… ah… yeah, anyway, back to what I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted with fact…
Richardson: Look, I — I want to let businesses deal with their own market. I think the AIG bailout, in my personal opinion, was the right thing to do, because you’ve got a hundred and 16 thousand employees… but we have an inconsistent policy…
I’m going to pause for a moment to just let that sink in… … …
And, we’re moving forward:
Fox: I know the — there’s the housing enterprise regulatory reform act of 2005, which he (McCain) sponsored, which Democrats killed… and in that reform act, Governor Richardson, he talked about his worry about the way real estate was going, the lack of — McCain — Senator John McCain, that is — and Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, specifically.
Richardson: Well, but, look: who was in the white house? President Bush. Where was President Bush? Look, you know, it doesn’t make sense just to assign blame. I think what’s important is, where do we go from here. At least Senator Obama has said, “these are the steps that I would take as President.”
Translation: You’re right, and President Bush should have saved the American economy from the disastrous fiscal policy of the Democrats — um, I mean, hey, you know, let’s not get into the finger-pointing. You say it was the Democrats, I say the Democrats should have been stopped — but anyway, VOTE DEMOCRAT.
I think, to paraphrase Ronaldus Maximus, that it’s not that Governor Richardson is ignorant… he’s just not very bright.