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"F" as in Frank

Change for a dollar, anyone?

I'm really glad the 50 or so presidential candidates know how to handle money.

It's nice to know that whoever is elected will know their way around an abacus and know how to handle a financial transaction, especially since it's the national checkbook at stake.

With candidate talk of the war in Iraq and economic problems, perhaps you missed their respective pledges to be good bean counters.

Then again, how could we miss it? After all, during a debate last week all of the candidates said they would make change if elected to the White House.

Change was mentioned more than 100 times in the New Hampshire debates. Now that's what I call rubbing two pennies together.

One candidate even claimed they've been making change for 35 years. Now that's a lot of cashier experience!

Others say you have to be an outsider to make change, but I'm not sure about that. I think we can make change just fine with U.S. currency.

Another candidate even shed a tear or two because they wanted so badly to make change. I wish the 7-11 clerk had that much commitment to financial transactions.

There's just one thing I can't figure out.

If all these candidates are so good at making change, how come they're spending millions of dollars to do it?

I mean, change for a dollar is usually what I'm looking for.

Anyone got four quarters?

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