February 23, 2009

Subject: File No. S7-08-09

As much as I support and believe in legitimate short selling, I would like to add my support to those who favor a reinstallation of the uptick rule, at least for a specified time period, i.e. through the end of 2009.

I am sure the staff is overwhelmed, so no need at all to respond or take any action.

Thank you.