Alabama on AIG...
This guy sounds slimy enough and out of touch enough to... work for AIG.
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), the top Republican on the full committee, said, "The blame game needs to be secondary, because we are all to blame."
Uh, no. The American people are NOT to blame for the highly leveraged gambling at AIG. You can blame them for being morons and thinking housing prices always go up. You can blame them for buying to much stuff with too little income. But you can't pin this on us, and just because the mess needs to be cleaned up doesn't mean we have to smile and play nice now.
On the contrary, the idiots at AIG need to pay for their gambling as much as we can possibly squeeze out of them. There's no excuse for ill judgment of that magnitude to go unpunished.
And it's more than a "blame game." You can't avoid the mistakes of the past without figuring what went wrong, and which morons caused the problem. The blame game is vital to making sure this particular brand of apocolyptic executive welfare never occurs again.
Upon getting home today, I realized that my dog is 100x a better human being than these characters. He follows the rules, and when he breaks them, he owns up to it and feels bad about it. He makes a better apology as a dog -- through mere body language -- than anyone at AIG has done -- and those creatures have the capacity for speech.