JUST SO YOU KNOW
The big fat federal bank bailout has morphed into a cultural phenomenon: It’s become a tool to gauge political trustworthiness. Fifty-seven percent of Americans would trust a lawmaker who voted against the bailouts more than a member of Congress who favored them, says a new Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted April 14 and 15. Twenty-one percent would trust the bailout-friendly lawmaker.
But wait. A classic Ronald Reagan-ism is still viable. Fiftysix percent also say they agree with Mr. Reagan’s statement, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem,” made Jan. 20, 1981, during his first inauguration speech. The phrase, by the way, is available as a cell-phone ring tone from Myxer, a “mobile entertainment and device personalization” company. Preview it here: www.myxer.com/ringtone:1603833/