Frank Rich on the Greenspan Shuffle

I thought this past week’s proceedings on Capitol Hill were pretty retarded…what was the practical purpose of rounding up the Robert Rubin‘s and the Alan Greenspan‘s of the world to give them yet another platform to dodge and deny any culpability?

Frank Rich tackles this absurdity in this morning’s NYT:

“I was right 70 percent of the time, but I was wrong 30 percent of the time,” said Alan Greenspan as he testified last week on Capitol Hill. Greenspan — a k a the Oracle during his 18-year-plus tenure as Fed chairman — could not have more vividly illustrated how and why geniuses of his stature were out to lunch while Wall Street imploded. No doubt he applied his full brain power to that 70-30 calculation. But the big picture eludes him. If the captain of the Titanic followed the Greenspan model, he could claim he was on course at least 70 percent of the time too.

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No One Is To Blame For Anything (NYT)

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