“They have a whole range of new tools from … all sorts of technical terms that I do not know. But they’re working very hard. And [former Goldman Sachs banker, now Treasury official] Neel Kashkari will be in charge of that. He’s setting up shop and trying to hire as many people as possible.”

— White House press secretary Dana Perino, responding to a question about the tools left for the government to use to contain the financial crisis