Ok, this is not the first time a president has forbade a press secretary from discussing a given topic. I’m sure it won’t be the last. But this just sticks in my craw.
There is something so terribly out of whack when the “leader of the free world” has to tell his PR flack that she will be fired if she says word one about the flagging dollar…and then she tells the world that very same thing! I don’t know if I am more disgusted with the ostrich-stance of the executive branch or the chicken-shit way Perino chose to stand up to her boss. Hell, I’m probably giving her too much credit; she probably just let it slip without thought to the implications of such a statement.
Don’t even get me started on the Fed beginning to bail out the robber baron billionaires sitting comfortably at Wall and Broad. I agree with the comment over at Jon Taplin’s blog that this should be the top headline in every major paper today. I guess that will have to wait for another day.