Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hamburgers and economics

It's good to see that the economic advisors to the McCain and Obama campaigns are focusing on the important things.

Best part:

GOOLSBEE: Wait -- when they came to a deal...
... John McCain wasn't there. John McCain was out to dinner at one of the fanciest restaurants in Washington on a double date with his wife, Joe Lieberman and Joe Lieberman's wife. They were having a meal.

HOLTZ-EAKIN: What, does Obama eat at McDonald's every night or something?

GOOLSBEE: ... for a 3 a.m. phone call.

HOLTZ-EAKIN: You guys don't eat. Barack Obama hasn't eaten since the campaign started? Come on, Austan, get serious about this issue.

The bottom line is this...

GOOLSBEE: If you're having a meal where there are $35 hamburgers...

... and you get a 3 a.m. phone call, it's time to ask for a doggie bag and get back to work. That's what John McCain was not doing.

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