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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Geithner Makes a Boo-Boo

I love a good laugh in the mornings. During the morning walk with the neighbors and the dogs, we always find humor in the silly things dogs do together when they are leash-free and playing.

I like to drink my first cup of coffee while reading some of the hilarious blogs out there. Yesterday, I was in stitches over Casey describing the poop on her child's foot and Jenny thinking her dog is broken because it doesn't have a belly button! And sometimes, like today, the biggest belly laugh can come from an unusual and unexpected place.....the Wall Street Journal.

Mind you, the writer for the Review & Outlook section should have been named so we could all email her/him to say, "thanks for the article; you are so funny". The title is 'A Geithner Amnesty' which sounds like it could be dry and the subtitle, 'The 'tax gap' in profile' probably didn't say, "read'll fall off your chair laughing". You really should pull the article up and read the whole thing, but I just know you might not do that, so, I thought I might share my favorite paragraph towards the end of the article:

........."For our part, we are delighted that Mr. Baucus and Democrats are suddenly in such a forgiving tax mood. In addition to being a teaching moment for liberals, perhaps Mr. Geithner's tax snafu can do all of Americans some good. We'd suggest that Mr. Geithner and Mr. Baucus together set a new standard for the IRS in dealing with people who, like Mr, Geithner, make a boo-boo on their tax returns."...........

Never has the word BOO-BOO been used better in a sentence!

Of course, it's a sad commentary in itself, when we are laughing over such important matters as who will be the next Treasury Secretary, which includes the duties of overseeing the IRS; but hey, we take the chuckles where they fall. (Move over funnies).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is great news! As a tax preparer I am excited about the possibility of a new "boo-boo policy". Face it we all make an unintended mistake every now and then.

Too bad your have to be a politician to qualify...

January 15, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Lisa Eshelman said...

Thanks for a good laugh today. I think we might be in for a few more.

January 15, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger June said...

Can you imagine if a Republican had done that?!

January 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Raf said...

hehe sometimes i wish i had a dog! i want to have cats more, but they leave their fur everywhere and i actually broke up with an ex long ago because she had a cat who would get hair on my clothes everytime i came over!!! so the only pets i've had are fish :p

January 16, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Hey, thanks for the linky love! Do you think they could get some Sponge Bob band-aids for the boo boo? My friend's husband came home from his vasectomy the other day and they had used Sponge Bob band-aids on his boy parts. Completely unrelated but still funny.

January 16, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

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