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March 13, 2009

Making Dough

Cramer Martha Stewart.jpg

I wonder what the chances are that Jim Cramer will actually clean up his act given that he spent the morning of his Jon Stewart interview making dough with perhaps America’s most famous and unrepentant insider-trading convicts. And then, the symbolism is classic, isn’t it, the two of them actually making dough together? (Or, making dough making dough, I guess.) (And that’s not even bringing up how Martha told Jim just to pretend he was pounding on the other Stewart.)

One other thing about the picture. If you spend any time at all observing Jim Cramer, you’ll notice he is deeply histrionic, riven with nervous energy and quintessentially cartoonish. As the country finally wakes up from the histrionics, the drunken binge, the candy land, the deadly kindergarten better known as the Bush era, it makes it harder and harder to witness and understand how these lightweight, impulsive, reactive and excitable 2-D figures such as Cramer, Rush, Steele, Palin, McCain, etc., could have ever been taken seriously in the first place.


(image: REUTERS/Anders Krusberg-The Martha Stewart Show/Handout)

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