Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wotta Kidder (and I'm Not Talking About Margot)

John Caruso has this punch line from our number-one standup President:
"I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street."
Personally, I never thought he could top last year's:
"This is not a plan to just hand over $700 billion of your money to a few banks on Wall Street," Obama told supporters at a rally at the University of Nevada at Reno.
He really is amazingly un-self aware, though I'm sure he gets plenty of encouragement to stay that way. The company he keeps, and all:
It looked like it was business as usual for President Barack Obama on the first day of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, as he spent five hours golfing with Robert Wolf, president of UBS Investment Bank and chairman and CEO of UBS Group Americas. Wolf, an early financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaign, raised $250,000 for him back in 2006, and in February was appointed by the president to the White House’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
I know, I've quoted that one before, but it's so nice I had to use it twice. In the meantime, in-betweentime, here are more gems from The Distant Ocean. This headline from last March:
"Bank Execs Pleased With Tone Of Meeting With Obama"
As John commented,
This would be something like "Mafia Bosses Pleased With Tone Of Meeting With District Attorney" or "Vampires Pleased With Tone Of Meeting With Van Helsing". Except in those cases it would be a surprise.

One of his commenters chimed in with:
Obama’s Tax Task Force Includes AIG Board Member
And now, a little traveling music, Maestro!