Thursday, October 1, 2009

Goofy Goolsbee Takes the Prize

White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee won first prize in the 16th annual "D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity" contest on Wednesday evening.

His thigh slappers included this one about arriving in the White House in the middle of a recession:
We kinda had to go back and look at the old text books (Karl Marx, Trotsky).
Maybe working on one-liners like this is why he hasn't had time, yet, to respond to the email I sent him last December.


  1. And here I thought the Austen Goolsbee was an urban legend that Texas teenagers scared each other with (puts flashlight under chin).

  2. Robert

    Your letter is well done but I'm not surprised you received no response. They are clearly not interested in a Business Cycle Theory that would put an end to their looting of the citizens to pay off their special interests. They'd rather consult the Marx Brothers who were known for their ability to lighten the dark days of the 1930's depression with slapstick humor. Karl was the mysterious unfunny brother seen only once portraying an angry tree in the Marx Brothers' movie "Duck Soup."