Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Finally -- A Liddy who Won't go to Jail

From the Washington Post op-ed page:
"You (meaning the U.S. government, specifically Timothy Geithner) asked me to leave a comfortable retirement and run this collapsing company with an eye toward minimizing the taxpayers' losses and containing the economic fallout. I didn't make this mess, and I don't stand to gain financially from cleaning it up. Now, are you going to let me do my job or not? (emphasis mine)"
You tell em, Ed. I'll bet in the first draft of the article, there were plenty of expletives. I'm always glad when a guy or gal tells Barney Fag to pound sand...wait, should use a better metaphor...

I don't like that the $160 million or so is being paid with my tax dollars, but the fault is with Congress, not AIG. I wrote a post about this when Obama was bitching about bonuses. As Liddy correctly points out, they reviewed the executive contracts and decided that they had to pay the bonuses or they'd be sued. Good for him for standing up to these morons.

This guy is a patriot. Was President and Chairman of Allstate. Huzzah!

I hope you're old enough to get the title of this post.

UPDATE: The BOSS had the best response to Liddy's roasting on Capitol Hill. Says she: He should have gotten up, pulled a crisp $1 bill from his pocket, put it on the table in front of him, and said "Here's your money back; take this job and shove it!". Now that would have been great.

H/T The Corner and Washington Post