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October 24, 2005

Greenspan Successor Prediction

On Mondays, it's customary for me to make predictions. Bush is about to name Alan Greenspan's successor today, so here's my prediction:

Bush will name Zahira Zahir as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

Posted by annika, Oct. 24, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
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Posted by: M on Oct. 24, 2005

Did the same guy who gives you your Monday night football picks give you this one?

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 24, 2005

Ben Bernanke is my best guess...former Fed Governor and now White House Advisor.

Anyone see a pattern here?

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 24, 2005

The only words I want to hear from this guy is; "I will be an exact clone of Alan Greenspan"

Posted by: kyle on Oct. 24, 2005

Lawrence Kudlow a former Reagan economic adviser had this to say about Ben Bernanke:

"In my view it is a good choice. Though Mr. Bernanke is not a hardcore advocate of the price rule, he does favor an inflation target, which is the second best option. Noteworthy is the fact that in recent speeches he has emphasized the slow and steady 2 percent zone of core inflation and inflation less energy. So he is not as militant as some of the crazed Fed presidents.

Bernanke does watch financial market indicators such as the inflation-adjusted Treasury bond and the TIPS spread.

Bernanke will also support an extension of Bush’s tax cuts for capital gains and dividends, and he has told me in the past that raising tax rates would only harm the economy.

He is widely respected in the economics profession as a former chairman of the Princeton Economics Department.

Thank heavens that Fed board member Donald Kohn, who is a demand-sider and a Phillips Curver, did not get the nod".

I like Kudlow so I should like Ben Bernanke.

Posted by: Jake on Oct. 24, 2005

Now, now, BEhave! One whacky appointment does not a presidency make.

AAAAAAA fuck, I'm making chili, and i just rubbed cayenne in my eye, fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!

In any case, Harriet will retire from the field in a week or two. She HAD to be the stalking horse.

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 24, 2005

OK, I agree with Casca on this one. She may not withdraw, but I don't think she's got the votes to get confirmed.

Next is Edith Jones, or Gonzales.

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 24, 2005

Notice that one of us picked Bernake BEFORE the announcement.

Modesty prevents me from naming that person.

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 24, 2005

"Modesty", LMAO!

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 24, 2005

in the immortal words of Bill Murray:

"Barnakey! He still owes me money!"

Posted by: annika on Oct. 25, 2005