House Republicans want an investigation as to why Democrats haven’t investigated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  You gotta love Rep. Barney Frank’s reply, proving again that with his sense of humor, he can be one of the most effective Democratic spokesmen on the economy or any other subject.  Humor is effective in political discourse, a fact I wish more Democrats would learn.

“In an unusual event, even by this year’s standards, House Republicans appear to be demanding a criminal investigation of their failure to legislate,” said Frank in a statement.

“The Republican demand that their legislative record of non-action be investigated appears to be the political equivalent of the note left to the police by serial offenders: stop me before I do not legislate again.”