It was a pleasure meeting John Snow last week at an event put on by the Aurora, Colo., Economic Development Council.
He struck me as an affable economics professor. But as Treasury Secretary under President Bush he bears some responsibility for the mess we are in now.
And then, of course, after he left Washington, this “conservative Republican economist” became chairman of Cerberus, a private equity firm that acquired Chrysler. And then he went begging for a government bailout.
Snow now warns that the U.S. economy faces a double-dip recession and may still need government support.
Posted by Al Lewison August 27, 2009 Washington /
Civility is something that all but disappeared in Washington D.C. decades ago. But Republican Sen. John McCain and Democrat Sen. Mark Udall maintain a calm discourse and even a life-long freindship against the tide of talk radio and blogger blabber. Click here to read column.
Cash for clunkers grinds to a halt, and Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke takes a bow for averting the next Great Depression. I talked about it on Denver’s 9News with anchor Shawn Patrick on Sunday morning. Here’s a replay:
Posted by Al Lewison August 21, 2009 Al On TV /
What grade would you give the economy?
On a “Money for Breakfast” panel this morning on Fox Business News (embedded below in two parts), I gave it a D-. Tom Petrie, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vice Chairman, and Tom Kunz, Century 21 Real Estate President and CEO, gave it a B+.