Metaphor of the day, Hank Paulson edition

June 9, 2009


Hank Paulson has decided that the TARP repayment proves that the program “worked to stabilize our financial system”. Obviously, if you give people a bunch of money they don’t want, and then reluctantly accept that you’ll allow them to repay it, then you must have achieved something substantial, right?

Or else you’ve just achieved a state where even your clichés become tortured: Paulson goes on to inform us (I imagine a deep and sonorous voice ringing out from a cavernous library somewhere) that “the road ahead is not short”. Which is probably just as well, seeing as how short roads have a tendency to come to a rather abrupt halt.


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