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Malaise Potato Chips

Minute 2:36 of Funny or Die clip…

Dan Aykroyd, as Jimmy Carter: “I know a thing or two about doing what’s right and being unpopular!”

Will Ferrell, as W: “Great, if it isn’t ‘Mr. Let’s Get the Party Started.’ How about we open up a bag of malaise potato chips?”


mal·aise // <![CDATA[// (m-lz, -lz)


1. A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.
2. A general sense of depression or unease: “One year after the crash, the markets remain mired in a deep malaise” (New York Times).

[French, from Old French : mal-, mal- + aise, ease; see ease.]

Former CEO of Goldman Sachs and Secretary of the Treasury under George W. Bush…

As Congress drags its feet, the financial overhaul seems in danger, but Mr. Paulson says the United States must not forget the lessons of the crisis.

Hank Paulson:

“It has been a difficult, and humbling, two years for our nation. But every other major country has more significant economic problems than we do and, with the resilience of our economy and the ingenuity of our people, we can meet our challenges. Nonetheless, we must not lose our sense of urgency, or the political courage to make the necessary reforms to ensure our long-term prosperity.”

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