It’s all about the flags.. 25 November 2008Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
President-elect Barack Obama on Monday in Chicago with three new members of his economic team, from left, Timothy F. Geithner, Christina D. Romer and Lawrence H. Summers. [Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press]
The Noon roll out today… More flags (8) than noms (4) on the stage with Ob and Knob. Should go well. But… Shouldn’t they all be wearing lapel flags? The health and safety of the nation is at risk, I think they should.
We are told to be reassured that the fellas are working together. hmm.
Other than that, a wag in the threads at Clusterfuck, I mean Clusterstock, asked if we know the status of the Citi corporate jet(s)… do we??? And why are they allowed to keep their management ??? A few weeks ago we were told they were fine, fine enough to be considered a buyer/protector of Wachovia (whew! Thank God, Wells Fargo won that round!)…
Numbers give me a headache, but it seems at a quick glance we gave, lent, whatever! Citi far more than it is worth. Nor, from what I read, did it rally today in any measurable way. Bob? Bob? Bob Rubin? Care to step out of the room and cease and desist? Might be the decent thing to do, but then he has friends on the inside. Inside the government, incoming we know and surely in the Paulson inner cabal. GM cut Tiger Woods loose as an endorser… maybe time for Bob to GO. As I am typing this, Pearlstein is on with Rose saying Rubin goaded Citi to race harder, faster to match in profits Goldman Sachs.
Following Pearlstein is Vernon Jordan, painting himself as having been all but a preacher man, all his long life. He reads the times. If it is not one scam (leveraging games) it is another (affinity to the collection plate). Probably has a new self serving book out… (you have to laugh!).
What a sick joke it all is. And the joke, like a giant on-coming sneeze we cannot escape, is on us. I am thinking of a rather sad elephant out at the SF Zoo when I was a child. Right, called Sneezy.