In a strange coincidence, President Obama, as reported by Bloomberg, just followed Mario Monti's new normal and 'came clean' about the real state of the economy, following his earlier snafu:
- *OBAMA SAYS `ABSOLUTELY CLEAR' ECONOMY NOT FINE, AP SAYS
- *AP SAYS OBAMA SEEKS TO CLARIFY PRIVATE SECTOR REMARKS
The President went on to say that he knows the economy "needs to be strengthened" while clinging to his basic belief that there has been some momentum. Is 'truth' the new 'lie'? Or did hope and change just change on less hope?