News crews camp outside Lehman
Brothers Manhattan headquarters
It is, of course, a political year. So it's time to start pointing fingers of blame, and positioning oneself to take advantage of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Especially if one's name is Barack Obama.
During a campaign stop in Colorado today, Obama charged that the Bush administration's financial policies have led to, "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression."
Of course, Obama is promising reforms to avert a recurrence. So too, to his credit, is John McCain, who told supporters in Florida that his administration would "clean up Wall Street."
All of this, of course, is little consolation to the more than 20,000 Lehman Brothers employees worldwide, most of whom are spending what may be their last day on the job.
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