- "Jennifer Egan's novel just won the Pulitzer Prize. Let's all read it!"
- "Things are worse in Japan!"
- "G. Gordon Liddy has gold in his financial portfolio. Do you?"
- (hold up a piece of poster board divided into four squares. Each square contains the flag of Egypt, Syria, Libya and the USA begin singing the Sesame Street song "One of These Things is Not Like the Others". With a Sharpie, start drawing dollar signs all over the US square. People will get the idea.)
- "Remember the BP Oil Spill? That worked out okay didn't it?"
- "Holy Cow!! Look over there everyone!" (then sneak away)
- "Were there peanuts in this sandwich!?" (clutch at throat and slide behind podium)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A day after Dogs and Jeans reported that Standard and Poor had downgraded the US's economic outlook from "stable" to "negative", President Obama is reaching out the the public with his own positive message. In a campaign style national tour, the President is employing the same type of messaging that won him the 2008 election. However, will telling the public that deficit spending represents positive "change" be enough to inspire the confidence of the financial industry?