[FoRK] Then there's this...
sdw at lig.net
Sat Feb 28 09:49:49 PST 2009
J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> On Feb 27, 2009, at 10:37 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
>>> I'll bet you have a perfectly reasonable explanation for why Mary
>>> Schapiro was just appointed the head of the SEC.
>> Not particularly. I only know on her what I read on WikiPedia:
>> This appointment was her fifth by a fifth president. She must have
>> something going for her.
>> It looks like she is a stickler for the law and regulations.
> Heh. Let me help you out, from the Huffington Post to dispel any easy
> allegations of right-wing bias:
> Schapiro was the person in charge while a long string of high profile
> fraud cases occurred that were apparently overlooked. At best she has
> a long history of stonewalling whistleblowers and at worst she has
> actively run interference for Wall Street fraudsters. Never attribute
> to malice that which can be adequately explained by gross
> incompetence, but it is hard to explain why such a person now runs the
> SEC. I won't bother to dredge up the many years of less substantiated
> Wall Street rumors that are on record.
> She was a "stickler for the law and regulations" in the same way Dubya
> was a "fiscal conservative" -- laughable even in the most naive
> analysis. Ah well, more of the same.
Sounds like it is time for you to log into WikiPedia then...
If it were me, I'd appoint Eliot Spitzer. The only negative thing I
know about him is the call girl thing. Assuming his personality hasn't
been wrecked. His public successes chasing down Wall Street e-doers
> J. Andrew Rogers
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