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.”

Kannon Fodder: Chief Justice Roberts Slips

editor’s note: with this post we debut a new feature entitled “Kannon Fodder” in which the Loose Kannon Editorial Board, also known as the Kannoneers, present items we deem worthy of bringing to the attention of both Loose Kannon and you, our valued readers. Enjoy.

This New York Times Op-Ed echoes LK’s post about Chief Justice Roberts’ slip(?) of the tongue.

A slightly different take on the now infamous oath.

http://www.nytimes.com/