It would seem, after 8 years at the helm of the Federal Reserve, that Ben Bernanke's colleagues were a little too busy fielding calls from Emerging Market bankers to wish him good bye. Just out from the Federal Reserve:
As Ben rides off into the sunset, one wonders whether if the now former Chairsatan at least got a parting watch for his epic effort at making the rich richer beyond their wildest dreams, while dooming the rest of the population to a lifetime of pain and suffering. A gold watch that is.
Finally, we hope the following story inspired by current events remains in the fiction rather than fact column (h/t Derrick):
(BN) Fed Chairman Bernanke Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The outgoing Chairman of the Federal Reserve was arrested today after reportedly racing his cherry red Lamborghini Murcielago down Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami. Local police arrested Mr. Bernanke on suspicion of DUI after finding a two liter bottle of sizzurp under the driver's seat and an ounce of grand daddy purps in the glove box.