Morning Money Quotes

The Telegraph‘s Roddy Forstyh on the similarities between politicians and the chairmen of Scottish football clubs:

Both groups make promises which cannot be kept, about matters they cannot wholly control, to constituencies that can never be satisfied. It doesn’t make them bad people, but the process leaves most of them frustrated, bewildered and feeling that their best efforts were never properly appreciated.

The St. Paul Saints baseball team will pay unique tribute to Minnesota’s contested Senate race:

In politics, everything is fair game. And so it goes that the controversial Minnesota Senate election has been immortalized — in plastic.

Bobbleheads to be exact. Double-headed bobbleheads to be even more precise — and politically correct — with the features of Democrat Al Franken on one side and Republican Norm Coleman on the other.

The WSJ‘s Law Blog on Kobe Bryant’s recent dose of jury duty:

He was quizzed for potential service on a misdemeanor case where two defendants are charged with 10 counts of vehicle tampering. According to the Register, when it came time to quiz Kobe, the judge on the case looked at the basketball star and asked “Bryant?” The room broke out into laughs.

Neil DeMause of Field of Schemes on the debate over public financing for the Marlins’ proposed new ballpark (HT: Shysterball):

Rough summary so far: People in suits: in favor. People in casual clothes: opposed.

The Economist on the notion that race cars are the technological pace setters in the automotive industry:

The idea that motor racing is an incubator for technologies that make passenger cars safer and better has always been something of a myth. With its demand for the ultimate of engineering in terms of performance and lightness (and scant regard for endurance and cost), F1 racing is so far removed from everyday life on the road that there is little scope for transferring its technology from the exotic to the mundane.


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