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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

MMI: Fractured Fairy Tales

by Tanta on 5/20/2008 04:00:00 PM

Caroline Baum is exercised over Fannie Mae's recent announcement that it was dropping its "declining markets" policy. Yeah, so, a lot of us didn't like that.

But the rest of us did not write a column that is titled "Mary Had a Little Lamb and a Jumbo Mortgage" and then have this thing about kings and taxes and then Fannie turns out to be the fairy godmother, which is Cinderella, not Mary and the lambs, and then admits to perfect ignorance of what "DU" is and then makes claims about what DU is and then ends up predicting that Fannie will self-insure mortgages which would be like totally surprising since it would require the king to change Fannie Mae's charter which forbids such things, and dammit if you don't get all the way to the end and there aren't any jumbos in it. Boy howdy.