Not A Defense Of Hank Paulson
August 10, 2009
I've stood up for Hank Paulson a few times these last several weeks, but this Times piece from yesterday strikes me as a real problem. As Tom Coburn would say, Paulson has some 'splainin' to do at the very least. Mr. Paulson’s schedules from 2007 and 2008 show that he spoke with Mr. Blankfein, who was his successor as Goldman’s chief, 26 times before receiving a waiver. On the morning of Sept. 16, 2008, the day the A.I.G. rescue was announced, Mr. Paulson’s calendars show that he took a call from Mr. Blankfein at 9:40 a.m. Mr.
The Essential Tom Coburn Reading List
January 16, 2008
John McCain is picking up Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn's endorsement this morning. I never paid much attention to Coburn, until about a year ago when I read this excellent profile of him in GQ. If you're looking for an excuse to read a good political profile, well, Coburn's endorsement of McCain just gave you one. --Jason Zengerle