Monday, September 15, 2008


John McCain earlier today,
You know that there's been tremendous turmoil in our financial markets and Wall St. And it is -- people are frightened by these events. Our economy, I think still -- the fundamentals of our economy are strong. But these are very, very difficult times.
And the walk back a few hours later,
Our workers are the most innovative, the hardest working, the best skilled, most productive, most competitive in the world. My opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals of America are strong. No one can match an American worker. Our workers sell more goods to more markets than any other on earth. Our workers have always been the strength of our economy, and they remain the strength of our economy today.
Italics mine. Of course, that seems to beg the question, what would it take for the fundamentals of the American economy to be weak? Flu pandemic? Asteroid strike? It seems like a low bar to me.

1 comment:

dwatland said...

As long as it does not impact his wealth, why worry? Perhaps the "our economy" that he is talking about the economy of John and Cindy McCain. Remember is was one of the "Keating 5" involved in the collapse of the Savings and Loans. If you just keep repeating the same mantra, that must make it so in his mind.