Quote of the Day – Treasury Edition

“We need a Treasury secretary so terrifying that if you were stuck in an elevator alone with him, you would just automatically hand over your wallet and credit cards.” – Gail Collins

Right now, we have rather the reverse.

Via Dave Schuler, who’s got just such a man in mind. [UPDATE:  No, it’s not Charles Manson — although he’d fit the bill.]

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  1. Triumph says:

    Yeah! Let move Hillzilla over to Treasury. She’s so ugly, the bank bumbs would do whatever she axed, just to get her to disappear.

  2. Dave Schuler says:

    Rahm has been pretty successful so far in getting Democratic contributors to hand over their wallets and credit cards. 😉

  3. Drew says:

    Go ahead, pull that wallet out. Its the one that says ‘mean mother……….”

    Geithner ain’t no Pitt.

  4. steve s says:
  5. steve s says:

    I do like the draft option though. If these guys really are responsible for jeopardizing the entire economic system such that we have to pay hundreds of billions to even hope to fix it, and their expertise is so important we can’t risk losing them to competitors, it’s effectively a national security issue. Start a financial wizard MOS in the army, draft these jerks and make them fix the problem at a good ol’ E-1 salary.

  6. Steve Verdon says:

    Actually it said, “Bad Motherf*cker”.

    Oh, I’m sorry did I break your concentration.