Hey Paul Krugman, Your Country Needs You

Why aren't you in the administration?
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2009 3:11 AM CDT

The latest video to shake up YouTube is a song plea that critical columnist Paul Krugman join the Obama administration and fix the economy. "Hey Paul Krugman, where the hell are you, man? Why aren't you in the administration?" sings songwriter Jonathan Mann. "When I listen to you things seem to make sense," but when that "little weasel" Tim Geithner opens his mouth, "all I hear is 'blah, blah, blah.'"

Krugman, a Nobel prize-winning economist, has grown increasingly critical of President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner's measures to shore up the economy, calling yesterday's toxic asset plan an "awful" mess. "We need you on the front lines, not just writing for the New York Times," sings Mann. No word yet on whether Obama aides are hearing the music. (More Timothy Geithner stories.)

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