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Monday, March 17, 2008
Who could've predicted Bear Stearns? You, if you'd been reading here:

CEO smokes pot and plays bridge while Bear Stearns implodes, November 2007.

CEO asks his execs to raise money for Bush-Cheney 2004, October 2003.

Atrios today.

All of these Wall Street CEOs — Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Goldman Sachs — were staunch and generous Bush-Cheney supporters. So who do you think will pay for their unforced errors?

You, if you're an American middle class taxpayer. The Republican position is to let them off the hook and bail them out no matter how stupendously they fuck up the entire economy. This smells a lot like the climax to the sequel of Neil and Poppy's S&L Crisis, Son of the WASP: The Legacy of the Turdblossom.

Meanwhile, Republican CEOs run wild and free, financial watchdog Spitzer is out of office for bedding a hooker, and Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island has been duly chastised by law enforcement for her pot smoking, in direct contrast to the public pot smoking of Bear Stearns's CEO James Cayne. The Republican perversion of justice marches on!

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