Yes sir, yes sir (three bags full).
What else can you say but that Paulson is rapidly morphing into another Rummy? On view here is a wonderful visual metaphor of the Treasury Secretary as dictator. Beyond dictating to the press corps (which is invisible to us, and apparently, to him too), we have the “supreme ruler metaphor” set up by the presence/centering of the stenographer.
(image: Susan Walsh/AP. Treasury Department in Washington, Nov. 12, 2008)