Monday, September 15, 2008

Being Non-Partisan

Comedy can certainly play an all-important role of lightening things up, if only momentarily. I, for one, laughed out loud watching this sketch. Thanks SNL!


4 comments:

- A - C - said...

I did laugh watching it!!
thanks for posting.
A.

judith ellis said...

I'm sure a great many people laughed watching it! For me, it was a needed relief. I have been rather engaged with the election, one that is probably the most important in a long time considering our financial and security interests. This was a momentary digression from the seriousness of the VP choice.

- A - C - said...

oh, knowing you are well versed into American culture and politics, what is your opinion on the recent Lehmann crack? What about the role of governance in financial markets?

thank you in advance
A.

judith ellis said...

I could rehash what I've written on a few other posts here. But check these out first. But in a nutshell there is plenty blame to go around, corporations and consumers alike.

Regarding regulation, I think it needs to be looked at anew. Anytime the taxpayers' money is being used to secure financial institutions, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (these quasi government agencies) regulation of some sort is needed.

The only problem with regulations is who will be overseeing the regulators? Government hasn't always been the best in getting things done effectively and efficiently.