Why did Big Government (BG) save AIG? Simple. If BG hadn't saved AIG, it would mean Armageddon and what's worse — too many people would vote for Obama.

But doesn't everybody hate BG? Not always. BG can be a friend to those who squander money like drunken sailors. Excuse me — drunken bankers.

Why didn't BG lend a helping hand to Lehman Brothers? BG decided to let our BC (British Cousins) do it. Hands across the sea and all that.

So, is the financial crisis over? Not if the presidential candidates have anything to do with it.

By Mark Russell

Tribune Media Services