Sunday, July 13, 2008
Schumer Errs On IndyMac;
3) When caught, blame the other guy
And it isn't - and should not, never be - surprising that they exhibit the above behavior, no, that's not the surprise. It's that they do it so shamelessly, so smugly, so self-righteously and in this case, as arrogantly and sanctimoniously as only Cluck Schumer can.
Yes, today's contestant in demonstrating outright piousness and virtue is New York U.S. Senator Cluck "The Kosher Chicken" Schumer.
Cluck helped along the seizure of IndyMac by U.S. regulators after a run by depositors left the California mortgage lender short on cash. Bloomberg:
The regulator blamed U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for creating a ``liquidity crisis'' after a letter on June 26, in which he expressed concern that the bank may fail. [Why, I wonder what Cluck expected to happen? - Drake]
IndyMac came under fire last month from Schumer, the Democrat from New York, who said lax lending standards and deposits purchased from third parties left it on the brink of failure. During the 11 business days after Schumer explained his concerns in a June 26 letter, depositors withdrew more than $1.3 billion, the OTS said. [In other words, Cluck caused a run on the bank. What an asshat. - Drake]
Schumer blamed IndyMac's own actions and regulatory failures for the bank's seizure.
"If OTS had done its job as regulator and not let IndyMac's poor and loose lending practices continue, we wouldn't be where we are today,'' Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in an e-mail yesterday. "Instead of pointing false fingers of blame, OTS should start doing its job to prevent future IndyMacs."
Oh, Clucky, do you ever - have you ever - removed your self-appointed halo? Even once, for that poor hair plug job you have going on in front?
Of course what happened to IndyMac isn't Cluck's fault. Nothing is his fault. He belongs to the political party of Saints, Martyrs and those that long ago attained a state of perfection in all they say and do. It is not and cannot ever be possible in his world that he could have made an error, a mistake, or spoken or written anything that could harm or even slightly negatively impact the outcome of another entity because on his side he has The Three Cardinal And Unbreakable Laws of Being a Democrat:
3) When caught, blame the other guy
Whatever it takes, eh Clucky? Why, you barely spent any time on items number 1 and 2; you just touched on them before leaping directly to number 3. That takes chutzpah! The kind only a Dem, nee, a Liberal/Progressive like you can get away with!
With what Dems like Clucky do to the financial sector of the market I can hardly wait to see what a great job they will do with socialized healthcare!
Way to go Cluck! You are a hero to no one but yourself.
"Large Investor decided to pay a few bucks to a Senator in New York to force the issue."(Prospect Mortgage Backed By Sterling Fund--Private Equity Acquired The Mortgage Branches from Indymac before FDIC takeover)
"And do remember that there are many investment bankers located in New York, making them pretty influential constituents of Sen. Schumer."
"In a Sunday news conference, he said everything in his letter was already known to the public."
If it was already known to the public, what is the reason for his public letter? It is contradict to what he said previouly :"I just bring private message to the public. Do not kill the messanger." What a great liar from time to time!
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