Bailout bingo with ‘South Park’ [update]
As Tim ‘The Weasel’ Geithner announces plans to bail out even more over-leveraged banks, Stan from ‘South Park’ discovers how Team Obama and the Treasury Department decide to spend all their trillions [hat tip Samizdata].
[NB: The churlish blogger mis-named “Adam Smith” points out in the comments he posted this before Samizata. So there.]
UPDATE: A reader points out another Southpark connection to Geithner: that of The Weasel’s striking resemblance to the character “Squeak” (right) in SouthPark creators’ movie Baseketball. “Tell me Squeak doesn’t look like a young Geithner,” he says.
Squeak plays a loser that everyone shits on, a dork and can do nothing right. (So the resemblance isn’t just paper thin.) Here is a short clip of the movie to give you a taste of Geithner’s … I mean Squeak’s … character. See what you think. Is Geithner Squeak?