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J.L. Wall

J.L. Wall is a native Kentuckian in self-imposed exile to the Midwest, where he teaches writing to college students and over-analyzes Leonard Cohen lyrics.

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  1. The Canadian dollar has always seemed nice, well-tended, polite and less likely to get you randomly beaten up if you flash it in Europe.Report

    • North in reply to Russell Saunders says:

      It’s already trading above the dollar. Traditionally the Looney has been linked closely to America’s economic health but China does offer an alternative market.

      But ultimately if there’s a default we’re talking about a global financial apocalypse so I don’t know where a good idea to hide savings would be.Report

  2. Jazgar says:

    I don’t think Sorkin was around for season 5.Report

    • J.L. Wall in reply to Jazgar says:

      You’re right. This was after NBC discovered he was back on the magic ‘shrooms to aid his prophetic visions. He also, I suppose, wasn’t around for the Santos/Vinick campaign, either… we’ll just attribute the whole show to a vast “Sorkinian Tradition.” Like Homeric epic.Report

      • Will Truman in reply to J.L. Wall says:

        Haffley has crossed my mind in response to all of this, as well. There are some pretty big differences. Haffley made a game-time goof-up (leaving the President to publicly wait) that turned out to be a PR disaster. Cantor is just being obtuse.Report

  3. Katherine says:

    Heh. Not likely, though. I’d bet on Obama caving as the most likely option and a default as a distant second.Report

  4. JosephFM says:

    Well, obviously not the Euro… Australian dollar maybe, if not Canadian?Report

  5. Daniel says:

    I always thought Haffley was inspired mostly by Newt Gingrich. Is he a better match for a fictional Cantor?Report