Here’s the problem as I see it. The country, me included, is experiencing a sssssssllllllllllooooooowwwwwwwww motion replay of the 7 minutes of silence on 9/11 only this time it’s over the economy and then some. There’s no leadership—there’s no one to trust.

It’s kind of freaking me out. Krugman called it a "banana republic with nukes" I think there’s more to it than that. I read Ian and it scares the bejeebus out of me. Same with Krugman. People whose judgement I used to respect, like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are working on the side of the devil as far as I can tell. Obama I haven’t trusted for a long time and he’s not given me any more reasons to trust him lately, what with FISA and all. And don’t get me started about last night’s dog and Palin show!

So where’s the "daddy" that the thugs like to talk about? There isn’t even a mommy to soothe the psyche of the nation and therefore the world. It feels like we’re teetering on the abyss and no one is coming forward to say, "wait a minute, we can survive this, here’s how." There’s no FDR, there’s no JFK, no one. Nada.

I’m trying to write a sermon and this just keeps getting in my way. Am I alone here?