Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dems Blame Rove for Stock Market Surge

A spokesman for Democratic Congressional leaders publicly blamed Karl Rove for the NY Stock Exchanges record-breaking 12,000 close yesterday:
It should be obvious that the timing of this event has been manipulated to occur in the final weeks of a national campaign that has the Republican Party badly beaten and staggering against the ropes. The American people are smart enough to see through this ruse for what it is: a new ethical low-point by the "party of desparation."
No one actually said this, of course (I made it up). But don't be surprised if someone actually does say it in the next few days. (I'd suggest checking out comments at the Daily Kos for leads).

Just for the record, CNN writes,
The Dow Jones industrials jumped past the 12,000 mark for the first time in history Wednesday as a tame reading on inflation, surprisingly solid housing numbers and strong earnings pushed stocks higher.
I suppose that the only thing that would disappoint the Democrats more than this would be an American victory and withdrawl from the war in Iraq.