March 30, 2009

AIG, DeSantis and Taibbi

When I first read this in the NYT last week, my first thought was that it was a joke. A former AIG vice president, Jake DeSantis, sent his resignation to AIG president Edward Liddy. And here is the resignation letter. It's what you'd expect. If you're only going to click on one my links today, wait a second.

I'm tired of being awestruck by the stupidity of rich people to grasp we are never, ever going to feel sorry for them. Ain't gonna happen, especially as long as they continue to be so out of touch with the real world. I'm sick of articles about people having to fire their nannies and gardeners and dog-walkers, and consider selling off the place in the Hamptons. I feel much more sympathy for the nannies and gardeners and the dog-walkers. Though I confess - I never really got the dog-walking thing. You get a dog, walk the dog. You can't walk the dog, get a cat.

Anyway. I digress, as usual. This DeSantis letter was something you'd pick up with tweezers and a noseplug. Whine, whine, whine...I'll give you the Coles Notes version: blah, blah, blah, wasn't my fault, blah, I didn't see anything, blah, blah, I still deserve my bonus, blah, I work hard, blah, blah, poor me, blah,....and on.

I tossed it onto the burn pile I keep in my brain. Until I saw this. Mark Taibbi of Rolling Stone hands the guy his ass on a platter. It has swearing - but if you read nothing else this week, read this. We can't change what's happened, but we can read Taibbi's response and warm our hands on the fire of his outrage.

Awesome stuff.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He tore this guy a new arsehole. A great read...


March 31, 2009 7:47 AM  

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