"Over the past several decades, we have witnessed numerous examples of serious lawbreaking on the part of our most powerful political and financial leaders with no consequences of any kind. ..[T]he current consensus among journalists and politicians is that...criminal prosecutions are simply not appropriate for the country's elites" (Gerald Greenwald, "With Liberty and Justice For Some").I don't know if I should laugh or cry when I read this. Quite frankly, for as incompetent and corrupt as Tim Geithner is, Eric Holder makes Geithner look like an amateur. I thought W's Attorney General's were sleazy and corrupt, but Holder makes them look like monks. Holder gave a speech today at Columbia in which he defended his track record at fighting finanicial fraud:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. defended the Justice Department’s record on financial fraud Thursday evening, asserting that the administration’s “record of success has been nothing less than historic.” LINKMF Global, Robosigning, Solyndra, massive mortgage fraud, market manipulation, ad nauseum...Eric Holder not only qualifies for Friday Funnies, he qualifies as Clown of the Year candidate.