February 11, 2010

Strange Bedfellows

It may not be what Obama intended when he talked about fostering "unity", but he has succeeded in making Kristol and Krugman agree...no mean feat. (Guess which one comes off sounding like an excitable teenage girl...OMG)

"President Barack Obama said he doesn't 'begrudge' the $17 million bonus awarded to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon or the $9 million issued to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, noting that some athletes take home more pay. [...] 'I know both those guys; they are very savvy businessmen,' Obama said in the interview yesterday in the Oval Office with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday.

I guess the fact that the president knows those guys is what differentiates them from the evil, rapacious "fat cats" he has been ripping for a year as the exemplars of corporate greed and callousness to the concerns of Main Street. Small wonder this little bit of walk-back political theater has annoyed people on both the left and the right.

Posted by dan at February 11, 2010 11:09 AM