Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s new book has the typical revelations we’ve come to expect from books written by once-loyal Republicans who are now fuming over the Bush Administration and the Republican-led Congress. Turns out, he doesn’t like Bush, either.
But inside all that non-controversial controversy is an interesting compliment for President Bill Clinton, as backhanded as many of us who voted for Clinton might regard it:
Greenspan said Clinton and former President Nixon were “by far the smartest presidents I’ve worked with.”
I’m thinking this was said in absence of irony, as in my experience, Greenspan’s public persona has ever been without it.