In October, Representative Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, embarrassed herself during a Congressional hearing on broadband access with an out-of-the-blue rant against Internet smut. On Thursday, she distinguished herself once again while questioning Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a Committee on the Budget hearing.
KAPTUR: Number three, seeing as how you were the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, what percentage level -- oh, investment -- were you not...
BERNANKE: No, you're confusing me with the Treasury Secretary.
KAPTUR: I got the wrong firm?
KAPTUR: Paulson. Oh, OK. Where were you, sir?
BERNANKE: I was a CEO of the Princeton Economics Department.
KAPTUR: Oh, Princeton. Oh, all right. Sorry. Sorry.
I got you confused with the other one. I'm sorry. Well, I'm glad you clarified that for the record.
And How the World Works is glad to know that the nation's economy is in the hands of legislators who can't tell the difference between the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.