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Who Could Take Over For Ben Bernanke?

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Neither Warren Buffett nor myself think or want it to come to this (the sex machine and I like our Fed Chairmen soft-spoken, bearded, and outfitted by Jos A. Bank) but some people-- Barbara Boxer, Byron Dorgan, Russ Feingold-- have forced our hand. In the event Benj is not in fact confirmed, who should take over his post? And what would the Beard do next? Back to playing D&D with his academics? We already know Greenspan's rescinded his letters of recommendation for the cushy lecture circuit on account of Bernankle's attempt to pin some of the blame for the shit that's gone down on The Maestro.


BloombergTV Floored By The Revelation Ben Bernanke Owns Jeans

And wears them! In public! Where people can see him! The previously held assumption that he eats, sleeps, and showers exclusively in suits from Jos A. Bank hath been shattered! (This is almost as disorienting as the time Alan Greenspan was spotted in a tank top and cutoffs while running errands, though not nearly as bad as when the neighborhood kids got an eyeful the time came out to yell at them wearing only slipper-socks and his wife's dressing gown!) Jackson Hole Preview: Bernanke Goes Super-Casual [BloombergTV]