From a comment on the blog of Paul Krugman:
*the economic skills of Herbert Hoover,
*the foreign policy acumen of Lyndon Johnson
*the compassion of Calvin Coolidge
*the good luck of Jimmy Carter
*the voodoo witch doctor of Ronald Reagan (contributed by bettyb)
*the brainpower of Warren Harding
*the respect for civil liberty of John Adams (Alien and Sedition Act, anyone?)
*the honesty of Richard Nixon
*and the incorruptibility of Ulysses Grant in a suitable mixing bowl and thoroughly whip. Add at least 3 tsp of an economic deflationary death spiral caused by free-market fundamentalists, rational choice theorists, neoclassical economists, and associated right-wingers, bake for 8 years using a greased, Teflon-coated pan in an oven set to 700 billion degrees.
Serve with braised filet of Rand, spleen of Mises, or liver of Gekko, and finish with a savory demi-glace of privatized profits and socialized losses.
Serves 300 million with all the CheneyBushPaulsonMcCainPalin they can eat.
— Posted by katana0182