Diary

BAILOUT!

I grew up in a family of war veterans, so we watched a steady stream of war movies. Anyone who has watched these movies knows the meaning of the word “Bailout.” For some unexplained reason, it was always said three times; BAILOUT! BAILOUT! BAILOUT! I guess they kept repeating it in case anyone on the plane was unaware of the seriousness of the situation (as if that would be necessary.)

For those who don’t watch war movies, bailout is the effort to save yourself because the plane has been shot up and is going to crash. Therefore all onboard, who are still alive, need to grab their parachutes and jump from the plane A.S.A.P.

They are supposed to glide away from the wreckage and land safely on the ground. Of course, war being what it is, there are no guarantees that will be the outcome.

So I thought the choice of the word “Bailout” was an accurate description of the government’s effort to pass out parachutes to “shot up” businesses in the form of hundreds of billions of dollars. Now Brit Hume tells us www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,458224,00.html#the Democrat spin wordsmiths will no longer be calling these government parachutes “Bailouts.” They will now be referred to as “Recovery” programs because it “sounds optimistic.”

Apparently “Recovery” programs remind them of the good old days of the good old New Deal. That the New Deal was a failure does not diminish their nostalgia for it or their desire to have us relive it. But I remember, during the campaign, the President-Elect told us that you can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.

And Recovery will still be a Bailout … OINK! OINK! OINK!