Will all of you retired people please stay at home

| March 6, 2007

I work in an office that has been around for more than 70 years and many of the people that worked here when I started here had been around about half that time. Luckily, they’ve retired. Unluckily, they still come back and kibutz and advise us when their days aren’t as full as they’d like.

You know what I mean right? After all, we have national examples. Jimmy Carter, for one. I just “googled” “Jimmy Carter criticizes” and got 325,000 results. I guess being the worst president in history isn’t enough for one lifetime.

Another example is Alan Greenspan who sent world financial markets into a spin last week with his “recession is possible…” comment, can’t seem to shut up. 28 minutes ago, Bloomberg put up a story that reports Greenspan just said that there’s a 1/3 chance of recession this year (whatever the Hell that means) – and they called it “update 1”. Alan, go home and hug your wife and watch some Judge Judy. You have enough money, you don’t need the attention anymore so why do you want to pester us – and poor Ben Bernanke?

And if that’s not enough, four has-been Senate majority leaders are forming a “bi-partisan” advisory group”.

The Bipartisan Policy Center, to be announced at a news conference Tuesday, will be directed by former Sens. Howard Baker, R-Tenn.; George Mitchell, D-Maine; Bob Dole, R-Kan.; and Tom Daschle, D-S.D.

“We’ve all been leaders and you know how difficult it is,” said Dole, who served as both majority and minority leader between 1985 and 1996. “We’re all partisan in a way,” Dole said in an interview Monday, adding they also hope to show that “compromise is not a bad word.”

Mitchell, who led the Senate from 1989 to 1995, added, “If the four of us can reach consensus in some areas it might have a beneficial effect.”

What, for Pete’s sake could this cabal of politicians who are no longer in office possibly offer the world besides worthless opions. If I’m subjected to Tom Dascle’s “I’m concerned…” one more time, I’ll have to track him down and put a boot in his behind. 

You can bet that when I finally retire again, I’ll not pester any-damn-body with my opinions – well, except here, of course.

Category: Economy, Foreign Policy, Jimmy Carter, Politics

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