Frankly, My Dear

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I’ve been keeping a list of silver linings to come out of this credit crisis mess. So far, it’s a short list:

Increased use of the dirty-sounding word “tranche”

Barney Frank

The first point obviously speaks for itself. And while he’s still on a roll today (as MS shows), I’ll let point number two do the same in this clip, from Late Edition yesterday:

I think this edit misses some of the gratuitous eye-rolling that characterized much of Barney’s responses but the way he examines his nails while Cantor’s spewing crap (we can say that now, right?) is also priceless. (Substantive point: He also slaps down whole “blame liberals for wanting poor people to get houses” meme with great aplomb.)