Let’s get right to the story that has had everyone talking at the office water cooler for days, and kept us up late at night worrying about what would happen if things didn’t go as well as we had all hoped.
Relax, the Twins swept the Chicago White Sox and are in first place.
Oh, and the U.S. experienced the largest bank failure in history yesterday when it seized Washington Mutual and sold it to J.P. Morgan Chase. Today, all the personal finance experts are making the rounds on the TV talk shows, telling people not to worry and that their money is safe. “Nothing will change” with the bank’s crisis, Fox’s business anchor, Liz Claman, just told us. I’m not sure at this point anybody wants to hear “nothing will change” and “bank crisis” in the same sentence, but there you go.
Rep. Barney Frank, the point Democrat on the talks to broker a deal on the massive government bailout (which, at last check was still being called a bailout by its proponents and not the Freedom to Still Have a Financial System bill), and Sen. Richard Shelby, the Republican’s captain on the issue, are sniping after talks broke down.
Sen. John McCain is now hinting he’ll be at the debate with Barack Obama tonight. Sen. Lindsey Graham dropped a hint this morning that McCain will be at the gathering, where one of the questions probably won’t be, “hey, how ’bout those Twins?”