Rembrandt, Beggars at the Door.
"I think still -- the fundamentals of our economy are strong."
John McCain, "Black Monday," September 15, 2008.
"The fundamental business of the country, that is the production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis."
Herbert Hoover, the day after "Black Thursday," October 25, 1929.
From The American Prospect via Think Progress via Bob Cesca.