Peter Jeffrey / Wall Street Journal:
Bernanke Defends Himself as Rock Star From Mars -- Charlie Sheen His Media Coach
Q. Ah. Now, you've been under fire at home and abroad for your aggressive program of low interest rates and big Treasury bond purchases. Is that policy misplaced at this point?
A. I've been kicked around, I've been criticized. I've been this "aw, shucks" guy with this bee-atchin' econometric life. And I just decided I'm going to completely embrace it and defend it, violently, through violent hatred.
Q. But isn't your $600 billion bond-buying program excessive? The Europeans and Chinese seem to think so.
A. Right, and look where they live: Europe and China. What can I say, I'm me, I'm a rock star, I got tiger blood, I got 12 regional Fed banks to support and love, and people a lot more important than me are relying on that money to fuel the magic...
Charlie Sheen Quotes As New Yorker Cartoons
Wall Street Journal:
Ron Paul to Bernanke: ‘Define the Dollar’ -- The real cause of price inflation, which is a deadly threat to us right now, is the Federal Reserve system and our monetary policy,” Mr. Paul said...