Thursday, July 21, 2011

Too Funny


Check out this exchange on the debt debate in the United States between MSNBC's Contessa Brewer and Mo Brooks, the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district.

Brook's disagree's with the assertion from the likes of  US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the Western World is on the brink of another depression, thus justifying the Trillions of dollars in liquidity the Federal Reserve has used to bail out the banking system.

MSNBC's Brewer attempts to marginalize the Congressman's opinion by putting him in his place and asking him if he has an economics degree.


Brooks' retort is classic deadpan: "Yes Ma'am I do, highest honours."


The only thing better would have been a conversation that went like this:

Brewer: "Do you have a degree in economics?"
Brooks: "Yes I do, highest honors. What degree do you have?"
Brewer: "Broadcast Journalism"
Brooks: "That explains the stupid question. Carry on."

Knowing the she can't hide in today's media exposed world from such a brutal gaffe, Brewer made the following post on her facebook page (click image to enlarge):
  • "Just learned why lawyers are told never to ask a question they don't know the answer to. Me to Rep. Mo Brooks, talking about why he disagrees with well-known economists that we were on the brink of another depression: 'Do you have a degree in economics?' Him: 'Yes I do. Graduated with honors.'"

Too funny.

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