Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, on Barack Obama's "fierce advocacy" for reform of Wall Street:
"I'm not persuaded that this President has really been a voice for reform when it comes to Wall Street," he said [in an interview with Reuters]. "Wall Street has pretended that it has taken its hits, but it really hasn't."Spitzer isn't someone from the other side of the tracks. He grew up well off. He was friends with financial loudmouth Jim Cramer at Harvard Law School. Yet he spent his years as New York State Attorney General prosecuting some of the worst malefactors of Wall Street. They made him pay for that eventually, I suspect. Spitzer's words are not empty ones.
"When it has come to actually putting in place the reform-based structure that would actually have changed the way the banking system works, he has really been on Wall Street's side since day one," Spitzer said.
Eliot Spitzer: Obama 'Has Been On Wall Street's Side Since Day One'
I've noted enough times that President Obama's choice of economic advisors, and his choice of Attorney General, leave little reason to be surprised at the fact that no one has yet paid for one of the worst financial crimes in history, and no one, in all likelihood, ever will. But whenever some Democratic partisan starts talking about how the Republicans are for the rich and the Obama Administration isn't, I really have to suppress an urge to gag.
President Obama wants to help the little guy about as much as I want to blog for Red State.
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