Sunday, September 21, 2008
Last summer weekend on Lake Wingra before reality sets in
On Madison's Lake Wingra, these were the last hours of the last day of the last weekend of the summer of 2008.
On Monday reality returns. It's the first day of autumn, and there will be a special chill in the air as Congress tries to deal with a trillion-dollar (!!!) financial industry bailout package in the midst of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Who knew a Republican administration would suddenly see the light and advocate socialism as a solution for our financial woes? (By sticking the taxpayer with the losses after Wall Street CEOs took home huge bonuses for running their firms into the ground.) Can't wait to hear them explain.
The presidential race is finally reaching its final stage. Friday John McCain and Barack Obama hold their first debate, which is supposed to be about foreign policy, but it's hard to see how they can avoid the economy. Fasten your seat belts.