A bit of palate-cleansing nuance from last night’s “Charlie Rose,” to give you that jolt of confidence Pelosi keeps droning on about. And to think, The One’s worried that people might perceive him as a socialist. I can’t imagine why. Then again, if even the world’s most famous living Randian is calling for bank nationalization and confessing that his belief in a self-regulating market is deeply flawed, it’s safe to say that capitalism will, indeed, be different.

On a completely unrelated note, TARP recipients are starting to suspect the Democrats are using the funds for “social engineering.” Exit question: Is neglecting to staff the Treasury Department with more than one person a deliberate feature of this new, different golden age?