Thursday, November 06, 2008

Obama Inspiring Hope Everywhere....Except On Wall Street

Giddy election-day drama at Tufts University.

On U Street in Washington DC.

My wife was in Manhattan this week and told me there were screaming celebrants in her sister's East Side building, all night long.

It was probably just like the screaming celebration I heard at UPenn when OJ Simpson was acquitted waaaaay back in 1995.

Though one place Obama has failed to inspire.... Wall Street.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 900 points in the two days since hope-incarnate became President-elect.

Though, admittedly, if Obama's charisma can levitate this dude/gal...

Maybe his charisma can in fact boost your old 401k back up to a 201k!

UPDATE - Apparently it was the ...Market's Worst Two Day Slump Since 1987


Paul Mitchell said...

All I got is Douchey McDouchenstein with his Burberry scarf in the first photo needs a Moron award.

Damn, that is offensive.

Deanna Shaw said...

too funny!

Anonymous said...

two dogs,


CaptiousNut said...

My metrosexual brother was in town last weekend. He was walking around Cambridge with that exact same sportcoat on and:

"Two Southie meatheads called me 'sweet cheeks'...."

He has plenty of scarves too.


Don't be so hard on that guy. What's the difference between that addled college student in 2008 and you with your Jordache jeans and Benetton jersey rooting for Walter Mondale back in 1984?

*Fat laces* too?