Chambliss Press Release: MARTIN THANKS SAXBY FOR QUICK TURNAROUND IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
ATLANTA—Jim Martin, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today issued the following statement only two days after he caved into the “temptation to say stupid things” and blamed U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) for all the woes of Wall Street.
“Earlier this week I held a news conference and I held Saxby Chambliss accountable for the over 400 point fall in the stock market,” Martin said. “Now in the past two days the market has risen by over 800 points and in keeping with my previous line of thinking, I give Saxby Chambliss full credit for this turn around. I commend him and call on all Georgians to thank him for acting quickly to single handedly bring about this dramatic turn around in the U.S. financial markets.”###
Now clearly no one with an ounce of intelligence actually believes one lone U.S. Senator can make the Dow Jones Industrial drop 400 points in one day, much less increase nearly 800 points over the course of next two days. But Jim Martin did just that when he called a press conference on Tuesday and blamed Saxby for the current instability on Wall Street. So if he really believes Saxby caused the market to drop, then he must also believe Saxby is responsible for the market’s increase.
Of course, you will never see a release like this from Jim Martin. It is too much to ask of a liberal democrat to stick by his own words – but it would be refreshing to see one day.