A U.S. senator's perspective on the financial crisis was an eye-opener.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, had a command of the issues when he and I spoke Saturday at Joe Sundae's and the Better Half restaurant.
His take on who is to blame also was refreshing. Of course, President George W. Bush and his financial policy team took a lot of heat from Brown for being absolutely "asleep at the wheel."
But former President Clinton also got a poke from Brown for starting the deregulation frenzy that's swallowed Wall Street.
But in the end Brown said there's plenty of blame to go around.
"I partly point fingers, I partly think we're all to blame, I partly think the whole country is to blame in some sense," Brown said.