This gal feels the same way...This is what she has to say ...
Just how gullible do they think we are?
20 March 2009, 12:02 pm by Dana Pico
Richard Holbrooke and AIG
I’ve never cared much for Richard Holbrooke. He’s a pompous ass who has rightly and repeatedly been denied the secretary of state’s post.
But there two bits of news worth mentioning on Holbrooke: (1) He was on the board at AIG in March 2008, “
when those bonuses were decided“; and (2) he’s been identified as one of a number of special recipients of Countrywide Financial mortgages, the same loan product that Senator Christopher Dodd received.
Obama’s poll numbers are falling, and as the administration looks increasingly corrupt and incompetent, the ground is being steadily prepared for a decisive repudiation of the Democrats by 2012.
See also, “
Inside AIG-FP, Feeling the Public’s Wrath” (via Memeorandum), and also, “Dodd’s Deep Doo-Doo.”
At some point, you have to ask how all of these Washington insiders could have been so shocked and amazed about the AIG bonuses when they’re all bedhopping with these firms. We’re supposed to believe that Tim Geithner, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who was heavily involved in the original AIG bailout last fall, was utterly clueless about the bonuses. William Cohen, a former Republican senator from Maine and then Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration, another Washington insider, was on the board. We’re supposed to believe that sop many of President Obama’s administrative nominees had income tax problems, just mistakenly.
Our friends on the left were very busy telling us just how brilliant our new president is, and how he would run an administration of competence. What I’m seeing in these first two months is an administration of people who think that they’re so smart and that everyone else in the country is just dirt stupid.