Amazing Kreskin offers solution to fiscal cliff
Finally, a light at the end of the "fiscal cliff" tunnel: The Amazing Kreskin is here to help. Kreskin, billed by his publicist as the world's...
The Washington Post
Finally, a light at the end of the "fiscal cliff" tunnel: The Amazing Kreskin is here to help.
Kreskin, billed by his publicist as the world's most renowned mentalist, was a fixture on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in the 1970s.
Kreskin, 77, says he can break the stalemate over taxes and spending that has gripped Capitol Hill and the White House for much of the past two years.
All it would take is an hour in a room with President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, or their proxies.
"If I can, through mental suggestion and mental conditioning, bring both to a state of mind where I've lifted all the pressure, all the threats, all the money being offered and all the fears of the next election, I can bring them together to their unconscious level, and they will start to think in terms of compromising," Kreskin said in an interview.
The man named George Joseph Kresge at birth made the offer via news release Thursday to fly to Washington and help after observing what he described as a mounting crisis in government. "I'm a little bit worried we're in a crisis psychologically, too," he said. "We've got to start thinking about each other."
Kreskin says he can look deep into the minds of politicians and "envision" the "pathway" to a mutually acceptable compromise that he believes is buried there.
"These people have a sense of what has to be done," Kreskin said.
Kreskin says he has no "clinical bias" in this case. He says he is neither liberal nor conservative, and doesn't much care whether taxes go up or spending goes down.
"This is not as crazy as it sounds," he said. "The bottom line is, 'What ... have we got to lose?' This is becoming a three-ring circus."