Bungled bailout opinion du jour

Kannon Fodder:

This one from the Miami Herald – quote:

“”Troubling” is the kindest word we can think of to describe the greed and irresponsibility displayed by Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain as his brokerage was going down the drain. Forced to sell the company to Bank of America, Mr. Thain lavished billions of dollars in secret, last-minute bonuses to his staff last month, just before the takeover and just before the government had to fork over a second bailout to cover Merrill’s $15 billion fourth-quarter loss.”