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“Good job, Brownie”

Hey, babies!  We have us a guest contributor today.  He’s an ex-perfesser I like to call Uncle Bob.  I’m a little behind the eightball today, so I welcome the help!  — Your Uncle Rave
Hi all,
From Slate, “the LAT notes that President Bush tried to express some optimism on the economy but was immediately criticized for words that “struck many as discordant and disengaged” when he thanked Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “for working over the weekend.” Many said that by focusing on Paulson’s schedule, he immediately revealed that he “has no idea what’s going on,” as Rep. Barney Frank put it.”
Again, to use one of Slate’s thoughts, perhaps “Good job, Brownie” will become a new slang term, but will be said with more sarcasm than Bush 43 used.
Truly(?), Secretary Paulson went above and beyond what was expected of him by appearing on the Sunday talk shows and working on Saturday and Sunday. How many of you ever have gone into the office on Saturday and Sunday to put out fires? Or awakened by a 3 am phone call from the Computer Center saying, ” x, we have a problem here and we need to be up and ready by 7 am. Can you come in immediately?” Or my priest friend who is running four different parishes because of a lack of priests being called to administer the sacrament of healing at all hours? Or the 7*24 responsibilities of a precious Mom? Or any analogous job responsibility each one of you has held, be it doctor, or an employee of Care International responsible for managing the collateral effects of global incidents happening unpected throughout the world which has 24 different time zones?
But let’s give credit where credit is due. And be thankful that Paulson worked over the weekend and probably did not take Monday and Tuesday off as compensation days.
Abrazos,
Robert
(Sorry about the run-on appearence.  Apparently, cut and pastes from e-mails take some special handling. — UR)

Cryptoquote Spoiler

“Lack of money is no obstacle.  Lack of an idea is an obstacle.”  — Ken Hakuta

(This one was surprisingly challenging!)

Jumble Spoiler

LAWRD = DRAWL, RIGAN = GRAIN, ROYLOP = POORLY, WHYROT = WORTHY  —  Giving us: WROOWR

Question/Clue: A ticket mix-up can result in a —

Answer: ROW ROW

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