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Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Nakheel chief executive echoes Sarah Palin with statement of the painfully obvious.

October 7, 2008 11:40 by



Well, at least somebody at Nakheel is reading the papers.

Chris O’Donnell, chairman of Dubai mega-developer Nakheel, tells The National: “We know that the world is experiencing a financial crisis right now.”

Oh, good. Because after the kilometer-high tower thing, we were afraid you might have missed the meeting where that was covered.

He goes on to say: “But this is just part of a normal economic cycle.”

Kipp couldn’t help but be reminded of recent interviews given by the nauseatingly upbeat US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who appears to think the best way to work through an economic crisis of historic magnitude is by winking like a cocktail waitress and saying, “You betcha!”

For the record, we hope O’Donnell’s right, and the global economic meltdown we’re witnessing is just “part of a normal economic crisis” – rather than the end of days, as we’ve been told by some who have heard it from many.



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