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The Outside Man
New York Times, by Paul Krugman

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Posted By:Drive, 1/7/2013 9:26:45 AM

Yes, I’ve heard about the notion that I should be nominated as Treasury Secretary. I’m flattered, but it really is a bad idea. Part of the reason is that I am indeed the World’s Worst Administrator — and that does matter. Someone else can do the paperwork — but an administrative job requires making hiring and firing decisions, it means keeping track of many things, and that, to say the least, is not my forte. Oh, and there’s not a chance that I would be confirmed. But the main point, as I see it,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nhchemist, 1/7/2013 9:38:46 AM     (No. 9102908)

Since he wants to be Mr. Outside, I suggest that we show him and the NY Times the door. Kick them out of our house.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley, 1/7/2013 9:39:11 AM     (No. 9102910)

Ha ha ha ha ha. Oh, such a ponderous thinker. Bwaaahhhahhah.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/7/2013 9:41:35 AM     (No. 9102915)

We are broke.

There is no treasure.

There is no treasury.

Why does the position exist ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/7/2013 9:41:39 AM     (No. 9102916)

I don´t usually start drinkin´ this early in the morning, but did I just read that Paul "Idiot" Krugman thinks he should be Sec of the Treasury? Am I wasted, or what?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/7/2013 9:42:07 AM     (No. 9102918)

He´s full of it-up to his eyeballs! Did ms. dowd suggest this idea?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/7/2013 9:42:40 AM     (No. 9102921)

What an inflated ego!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FlyRight, 1/7/2013 9:50:45 AM     (No. 9102946)

How in the world did the NYTimes find an office big enough for this guy´s ego??

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/7/2013 9:56:11 AM     (No. 9102957)

I know a lot of people -- who I won´t name -- have been saying that I should be Queen of Everything, but that wouldn´t be a good idea. I mean, really. Stop thinking about it.

Seriously. Stop thinking about me being Queen of Everything.

Queen of Everything ... me? Silly!

Stop thinking about it. It´s a ridiculous notion ... that .... someone else is notioning ... I would never think it ... so stop.

Really.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Architect, 1/7/2013 9:58:59 AM     (No. 9102968)

Paul, thanks for noting that you are "The world´s worst Administrator", but you forgot to note that you are also the Worlds´ worst economist as well. You must be very proud.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/7/2013 10:00:10 AM     (No. 9102971)

Agree----a bad idea. What a TWIT!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/7/2013 10:01:38 AM     (No. 9102973)

He would be a horrible Treasury Secretary much like Geitner.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/7/2013 10:03:04 AM     (No. 9102977)

How ´bout because you´re an idiot?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/7/2013 10:04:09 AM     (No. 9102978)

Actually, he would be the PERFECT Secretary of the Treasury for the Obama administration.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/7/2013 10:06:52 AM     (No. 9102990)

#8, lol - exactly!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dirtydave, 1/7/2013 10:08:42 AM     (No. 9102996)

We so fortunate he is so modest.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: smsnod, 1/7/2013 10:11:53 AM     (No. 9103003)

He´d fit right in with the rest of those idiots in that administration.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/7/2013 10:14:14 AM     (No. 9103008)

I can just imagine Krugman twirling around his apartment holding a picture of Obama while dictating this ridiculous story to MoDo...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: John21, 1/7/2013 10:38:42 AM     (No. 9103048)

So he finally admits that he is an incompetent.

He only has outdated liberal economic ideas that even he knows won´t work and doesn´t want to be held accountable for his stupidity.
He knows that the liberal acadenian bubble that he has been living in all of his life will not actually work in the real world and he cannot stand the idea that everyone else will know and that would be unacceptable for his ego and the academian community.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Gallo3, 1/7/2013 10:43:14 AM     (No. 9103054)

He is a ´LIV´- Low Information Voter.

Perfect choice for Treasury Sec´y for second term of Obamunism.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/7/2013 10:57:21 AM     (No. 9103082)

Obama can make the US another ENRON without Krugman!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tenncon231, 1/7/2013 12:14:46 PM     (No. 9103249)

Hey paul, you had fun at ENRON--think of how much fun it would be with the trillions that come thru the treasury--you could probably siphon a billion or two without being caught!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/7/2013 12:50:43 PM     (No. 9103316)

#17, you mean the Massive Princeton Estate his wife pays for..........an apartment is so ´common´.......

Democrats delenda est.

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