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Krugman Talks About His Oval Office Meeting With Bush: "I Just Want To Know My Nickname" (VIDEO)

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Paul Krugman appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Tuesday to talk about the day's bailout news. Krugman, who recently received the Nobel Prize in Economics, visited the White House Monday with the other winners to meet with President Bush. Olbermann asked Krugman, a persistent critic of the President, whether there was "any chance he revealed his plans for the economy in his last weeks in office and if not, was it difficult to shake that hand?" Krugman's response: "This is not a moment to try and change policy.... I just want to know my nickname."

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(Relevant part of the interview begins at around the 7:00 minute mark.)

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