I had to give up my certain knowledge of "what women want" to my sleazy informant at Treasury to get and share with you this astonishing dialogue: Bush: This session of the PPT is now called to order. Mr. Secretary? Paulson: Mr. President, the markets are tanking like we haven't seen since the Great Depression. We need to intervene directly! This window-dressing bullshit ain't gonna cut it anymore! Bush: What do you suggest? Paulsen: That we resume aggressive buying of index futures! Bush: Why the fuck would we want to do that? Paulsen: Why, sir, to shore up the markets! Bush: Fuck that! If we're going to nationalize everything from Fannie Mae to Krispy Kreme, short! Let's get the lowest possible price! Paulson: I get it! When we re-privatize five years from now we'll all make a fucking killing as consultants!