Monday, September 22, 2008

Help!

How can I ask this question? How can I explain to you what happened?

1. I need help. I borrowed 700 billion bucks of your money. I lost it all in Vegas. Would you give me some more, please? No?
Let me try again.

2. Dear, dear Friends. I know you will understand. I know you trusted me. But I have to say something . . . About that loan you gave me of 700 billion bucks . . . I lost it all. In Vegas. Don't worry. If you give me 700 billion more, you can get it back again.

(Okay, I admit. I have to be honest now. It wasn't ALL spent at the craps tables. I spent $100 billion on room service.)

3. Does anyone want to shoot me?

4. Don't you love the parable of the prodigal son?

(And oh yeah. I still need some help with that fun we are having over in Iraq. How much was that per day? I like to forget.)

1 comment:

greg rappleye said...

One of our particularly conservative senators (I forget which one) today called this bailout "Halfway to socialism."

What I don't get is, why is the "halfway" we go the one that bails out the rich? What about the other half--the one that provides basic medical care for all?