The Sullenberger Combination
Democrats and Republicans alike rushed into the first "bailout" of the credit market - or at least that's what they thought they were doing - screaming with their hair, metaphorically, on fire. "The country is collasping," they yelled. "We're going broke!" "Borrow for your lives!" "Save the mortgage holders first. Oh, wait, let's start with insurances companies. And, we can't forget the auto industry."
Captain Sullenberger calmly says, "Brace for impact" just before he lands, without power, in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all aboard. He's the last one off the sinking aircraft, and the last one off the raft of survivors.
And there he is. The genuine article. The compete package. A secular ephiphany of competence, leadership and courage. Although some passengers no doubt attribute influence to the divine.
It's good to be reminded that there are people like Chesley Sullenburger walking, and flying, among us when things really get serious.