As E.J. Dionne notes, there’s nothing like a cold dose of reality — i.e. the collapse of several prominent financial institutions — to bring the presidential campaign back to the real issues that really matter.
So, for the moment, can we forget about mooseburgers and Paris Hilton and talk about how we’re going to get ourselves out of this mess?
One suggestion: hiring the same people who got us into it may not be the way to go.