Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Bailout and Hubert Horatio BB-T

We've been talking a lot at home about, greed, corruption, government scandals- the AIG Bailout.
Remember what happened less than a month ago:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Key Republicans on Capitol Hill blasted the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve on Wednesday for orchestrating an $85 billion bailout of insurance giant American International Group, and the White House for not informing them of the plan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid -- who also complained that he didn't know a bailout of AIG was in the works -- said Congress won't change laws immediately to address the rapidly unfolding financial crisis because "no one knows what to do."

"We are in new territory here," Reid added. "You could ask [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke, you could ask [Treasury Secretary Henry] Paulson. They don't know what to do, but they are trying to come up with ideas."

Well, you know what I think? They should have called Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent and his best friend Stanton Harcourt III to Washington. After some 5.33 minutes of calculations those boy geniuses would have found a solution! Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent was first published in the US in 2005. Hmmmmm that's the same year AIG was in hot water for accounting fraud. Hey! that should have been a tip-off. Is Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent the only one who knows... "money, indeed, does not grow on trees?"

Lauren Child's characters are brilliant which is common knowledge by now. And this is a brilliantly executed book. A simple review does not do it justice. You must find it in your library or bookstore. I will share one of my favorite page spreads. The "frightfully, frightfully rich" Mrs. Bobton-Trent is in the bath with two-year-old Hubert sleeping near the tub. She doesn't have a blanket and tucks him under a copy of one of her favorite gossip magazines.

"Upon waking, Hubert read the magazine twice front to back and once back to front. This was when Hubert found out he was a pretty good reader."

Sometimes I really, really like a book and my girls aren't as enthused. But Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent had us all engaged well after I finished reading it through.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We love to read your thoughts : )