I love lamp…and Chuck Todd

March 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Posted in Congress | Leave a comment
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And this is why Mr. T gets paid the big NBC bucks:

*** Boy, that escalated quickly: We predicted that the AIG bonuses story would lead politicians to begin channeling their inner populist. We just didn’t realize that — to borrow a phrase from Ron Burgundy — it would escalate so quickly, to the point that we’re now talking about death and suicide. Indeed, yesterday’s reactions to the bonuses either resembled that journalist-on-journalist fight in “Anchorman” (“Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident?”), or one of those mob-violence scenes in “The Simpsons.” As the Washington Post recounts, New York Attorney General (and possible 2010 gubernatorial candidate) Andrew Cuomo said he was issuing subpoenas; more than 80 House Democrats signed a letter demanding that the money used to pay the bonuses be recouped from AIG; House Minority Leader John Boehner warned that there would no GOP support for future bailouts; and even Sen. Chuck Grassley suggested in a radio interview that AIG executives “follow the Japanese model … resign, or go commit suicide.” The Post adds that an aide later explained that Grassley “does not actually want executives to kill themselves.” Well, um, thanks for the clarification. So it is no wonder Wall Street firms may feel the need for extra security…


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