Every bailout plan reminds me of an economic re-run of the Iraq war: There is a lot of panic. A hastily written plan sweeps through Congress without scrutiny. The plan is expected to "shock and awe" us.
I'm not the only person thinking twice about giving money to charity. Or about spending money.
Most people have the same kind of hesitation that I have. And this compounds the financial crisis problem.
Here's my question: who's going to pay for changing all the signage when they turn "Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport" back into plain 'ol Anchorage International Airport, its name before 2000?
How exactly would I introduce myself to that old guy, on oxygen, asleep in his chair on his front porch in the middle of the morning? "Hi, I'm Charlie Murray's grandson, and I'm supporting Barack Obama for president ... "