While giving a recent wrap-up on the election and its effects on issues relating to travel and tourism, Rick Webster, director of government affairs for the Travel Industry Association of America, jokingly downplayed the election outcome. “I think it's a given in Washington that regardless of whether Bush or Kerry won, the most important person may not even have been on the ballot,” he said. “That's Alan Greenspan. A steady hand at the Fed may do more to assist the economy than anything that ...

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