I’m all for having regular guys and gals in high office. But this is too much.
The New York Times reported this anecdote in a story about Federal Research Chair Ben Bernanke lobbying against bills aimed at the Fed:
“At one recent meeting, Senator Sherrod Brown challenged Mr. Bernanke’s bona fides as a regular guy by giving him a pop quiz on baseball statistics. Mr. Bernanke, a passionate fan, passed.”
I like baseball. I stayed up way past my bedtime to watch the Yankees win the series. But I don’t care if the chairman of the Fed knows the first thing about baseball. Instead, I hope he knows something about the economy and interest rates.