Austan Goolsbee: Not Long for the White House?

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Austan Goolsbee, who is on the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, is pretty funny (although he takes a while to get going). But as Goolsbee acknowleges at the end of his routine, these jokes aren’t exactly safe for politics. If some of this stuff gets picked up on cable news, he could be in trouble:

Then again, they are just jokes.

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