Ow, my neck

November 21, 2008: Harper calls crisis worst since 1929

October 7, 2008: “I think there’s probably a lot of great buying opportunities emerging in the stock market as a consequence of all this panic.”

September 15, 2008: “My own belief is if we were going to have some sort of big crash or recession, we probably would have had it by now.”

(Even better, the September 15th quote actually refers to the U.S.economy — look what he said first:

“While it has slowed down considerably, and while there remains this considerable instability, the American economy has not crashed, has not itself entered into recession.”

That takes a special, ideological kind of cluelessness.)