‘Happy Days Are Here Again’?

By Tom Johnson

Jun 5, 2009 1:38pm

It's that time…quotes of the day:

"Some on Wall Street will be humming 'Happy Days Are Here Again' thanks to the May jobs report, which showed the nation’s employers cut 345,000 from their payrolls last month.  Why the happy tune? Well, economists were betting that we’d get the seventh consecutive month where more than half a million jobs were evaporated. We didn’t get that.  Kind of interesting that people are thrilled to see just 350,000 jobs gone, right? I mean, that’s the population of St. Louis losing their job in the last 30 days!" — Dan Arnall, ABC News

"It's fun to work together with the American President because very serious, very thorough analytical discussions very often lead us to draw the same conclusions…I very much look forward to our future cooperation." — German Chancellor Angela Merkel

“This is the tale of two companies. Countrywide portrayed itself as underwriting mainly prime-quality mortgages, using high underwriting standards. But concealed from shareholders was the true Countrywide, an increasingly reckless lender assuming greater and greater risk.” — Robert Khuzami, enforcement director, Securities and Exchange Commission

“I was completely flabbergasted, to say the least…I’ve received numerous awards, every year. We have been an elite five star dealership since its inception.” — James Tarbox, one of several Chrysler dealers testifying to Congress about what they believe has been an unfair process of shutting down dealerships

That looks like me! Look at those ears!” — President Obama, admiring a hieroglyphic at the great pyramids in Egypt

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