I Blame Bush...Again.

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Nov 26, 2007 8:44 AM
Let's check out the headlines for Black Friday:
Retailers encouraged by strong Black Friday

Black Friday sales off to 'very strong' start

Black Friday puts color back in U.S. retail

Black Friday sales beat forecasts
The NYT, always three steps ahead of us regular folks, offers this take:
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To be fair, the story includes this unusually optimistic caveat:
It is worth bearing in mind that the American economy has a history of unexpected resilience in the face of supposedly grim prospects. Moreover, some parts of the economy are enjoying good times...