Oh, quit your whining, dude.


Sounding more like Ron Paul than Ronald Reagan, Gov. Rick Perry today called Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s policy designed to stabilize the U.S. economy “almost treasonous” and suggested that Texans might just treat the Republican economist “pretty ugly” if he “prints more money between now and the election.”

Perry’s comments were immediately condemned by a longtime aide to former President George W. Bush, the man who first appointed Bernanke to his job.

“Gov. Perry’s comments about Chairman Bernanke are inappropriate and unpresidential,” Tony Fratto declared tonight in a tweet.

So telling it like it is, is “inappropriate and unpresidential” now? One wonders what Mr. Fratto thinks of Alan Greenspan saying the U.S. can pay any debt it incurs by printing more money. Treasonous? Well, to twist an old saying, if a foreign country had carried out such a plot to devalue our currency, we might well have considered it an act of war. But it’s our own government doing it. Does that legitimize what they’re doing? I certainly don’t think so.



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