...and as another grim morning arises in the Land of The One, one can only hope he still sleeping....
Dow Futures are down 108 points, S&P down 12. And it's early yet....
Warren Buffet, only the most brilliant investor in America, has these reassuring words for us:
Buffett said Monday during a live appearance on CNBC that current economic turmoil has basically followed the worst-case scenario he envisioned.
"It's fallen off a cliff," Buffett said. "Not only has the economy slowed down a lot, but people have really changed their habits like I haven't seen."
"What is required is a commander in chief that's looked at like a commander in chief in a time of war," Buffett said.
Sorry, that's not likely. Barack Obama is tired, so we all must be extra quiet:
Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president’s surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk....
And speaking of that "Commander in Chief" thing:
A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama’s inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to “even fake an interest in foreign policy”.
The American source said: “Obama is overwhelmed....
Wow, being president is tougher that being a community organizer? Who'd have thunk it?
Is it his sleepiness that is a direct causation of his cluelessness? Obama is mocked by Reuters, policy analysts, and goat herders:
U.S. President Barack Obama's proposal to reach out to moderate Taliban will fail to end the Afghan insurgency as it is inflexible Taliban leaders who are orchestrating the war, not moderates, analysts said.
"Where are the so-called moderate Taliban? Who are the moderate Taliban?" asked Mozhdah, who was an official in both the Taliban and the Karzai governments.
'Moderate Taliban' is like 'moderate killer'. Is there such a thing?," asked writer and analyst Qaseem Akhgar.
Go back to sleep, Barack. You only make things worse when you're awake...