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Chairman Greenspan Walks Into a Bar...

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CrossingWallStreet combs through the Fed's 2000 transcripts (which were released yesterday) looking for the one element least likely to be found in Fed transcripts: jokes. A sampling:

CHAIRMAN GREENSPAN. Governor Ferguson.
MR. FERGUSON. I support both halves of your recommendation. And since we are confessing, I will confess that my heart is pure.
MR. GRAMLICH. You're obviously not a Catholic.
MR. FERGUSON. That is also true. I do think a 25 basis point move is appropriate today. As I said earlier, a 50 basis point move may be appropriate later.
VICE CHAIRMAN MCDONOUGH. You know what happens to those whose hearts are pure? Their strength is as the strength of ten.
MR. FERGUSON. He has to turn his collar around the other way.

If Carl Icahn can do standup, why not Greenspan? As far as we can tell, neither of them have concrete retirement plans yet anyway.
The Wacky FOMC [CrossingWallStreet]



A Treasury Secretary Walks Into A Bar Full Of Central Bankers...

No, he walked INTO the bar...goddamn Transition shades.