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I don't ordinarily think of Clive Crook's FT columns as my go-to source for humor--incisive economic commentary, sure. But not laughs. That may change. His latest column** on Obama-must-do-something oil-spill hysteria left me in tears, particularly this bit:

The view [held by Obama's critics] seems to be that staying calm in a crisis is all very well, except in a crisis. Then, the president must radiate rage and fear, pretend to direct operations, race about uselessly, weeping and hugging as he goes, doing stuff that will not help and might make things worse.
Heh. That's only slightly less funny when you consider that a number of Obama's White House advisers would love nothing better than some weeping and hugging.

**Well worth the mild hassle of registering (free) with FT.com


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