After presiding over the first depression since the 1930s, Bernanke is off to the speaking circuit. His pension is guaranteed to grow despite the meagre interest rates. For someone of his stature those things go for 50K to 100K a ‘pop’! And don´t forget the multimillion book deals.
And he´ll be hailed as a Hero!
I hope his ‘contemplation’ leads to a ‘mea culpa’ and an apology down the road.