Paulson needed better leverage


POSTED: Sunday, February 08, 2009

Henry Paulson deserves no thanks

For funding what are now piggy banks.

Taxpayers deposited all that dough

But the piggy banks didn't let it flow.

Paulson said he had a hunch

That banks might ease the credit crunch.

Paulson acted on hopes and prayers

Rather than by grabbing their short hairs.


Daily headlines inspire the poet Joe Gedan, a retired U.S. magistrate judge who lives in Honolulu. His observations appear on Sundays and Fridays. He can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)