Happy Friday the 13th. Watch those ladders. And the black cats. And stay away from the mirrors.
So have you heard the big news? Did you get the scoop? Are you all tuned in now? Pfft. A report out of Japan, from the Nikkei newspaper, dropped the stunning news that Larry Summers is going to be the new Federal Reserve chief. Sorry, guys, but CNBC's John Harwood has been killing this story for weeks, and we at the 6-Pack have been hammering it over the head repeatedly.
Anyway, the left is completely freaking out over the reality of a Summers-led central bank, with liberal economist Dean Baker in a particularly frothy lather. Baker reveals that it's all the media's fault that Summers is getting the big chair.