Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is delivering a speech at the National Press Club in a few minutes (12:30 p.m. eastern time) after which, he will take questions from the press, a rare move.
I’m sure we have one of our reporters covering it, and while nobody asked me my opinion, I wonder, if you had one question you could ask the Fed chair…anything…what would it be?
Oh, boy, it would have to be a good one. I mean, you can’t just come at the guy and say, why are you driving up food prices and causing riots across the world? Or, why are you debasing the dollar? This guy’s an all-star goaltender, maybe not Martin Brodeur territory, but he’s good. He’d slap that thing away in a second. No, if you’re gonna get one past the five hole on Helicopter Ben, it’s gotta be a sneaky, around-the-back-of-the-net shot, one he doesn’t see coming.
With that, the floor’s open: you’ve got one question for the Fed chairman. What is it?
I’m trying to come up with one, too. If and when I get a winner, I’ll share it with you.