The Campaign Spot

The Largely Ignored ‘AAA Rating’ Count

On CNN, new anchor Erin Burnett runs a regular count-up feature on the number of days “since we lost AAA,” now up to 83 days.

Doesn’t that imply that our government is even trying to get it back? And are there any indications that is the case? I mean, the president is sitting on Jay Leno’s couch joking about the GOP presidential primaries being like Survivor (a show that has been on the air 11 years now). She’s going to be doing that count for a long time.

And will she offer a second count if another shoe drops? “A second downgrade — either from Moody’s or Fitch — would follow Standard & Poor’s downgrade in August on concerns about the government’s budget deficit and rising debt burden.”