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Madoff Gets A Throne

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Yesterday the three branches of government faced off against the fourth estate in the annual three mile footrace known as the Capitol Challenge.

I didn't see any Treasury or Fed folks. But Walter Lukken, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ran seven-minute miles, not too shabby.

Come on Geithner! Bernanke! Let's see what you've got!

The other portable toilets were labeled "Yes You Can," "House," "Senate," "Executive Branch," Print Media (with job security)," "Print Media (without job security)," "Complaints" and "Tax Counseling while you wait."