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Bailout Joke Bonanza

By March 17, 2009

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AIG Cartoon The late-night comedians take aim at the AIG bonus outrage and the bailout backlash:

"In his speech yesterday, President Barack Obama lashed out about these excessive bonuses. He said the trouble at AIG was caused by recklessness and excessive greed. But here's the problem. The AIG executives thought it was a compliment. They went, 'Oh, thanks, wow.'" --Jay Leno

"The Republicans are on board in this, too. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley told AIG executives -- this is what he actually said -- he said they should either quit or commit suicide. But I think that's plain wrong. I mean, why give them the option of quitting?" --Jay Leno

Bailout Money Down the Drain "I like Grassley's idea, but here's my question: where was Congress when everything was falling apart, you know? They're supposed to be looking out for us. Here's a better idea. How about AIG and Congress making a giant suicide pact?" --Jay Leno

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March 17, 2009 at 11:01 am
(1) Chris says:

Great compilation! How long does something like that take? I linked up to it at CafeGov.US; on our discussion boards for government employees.

March 25, 2009 at 3:29 am
(2) Dave Williams says:

Apparently Obama thinks bailouts are a big hoot too. Here’s Steve Kroft asking Obama on “60 Minutes” if he’s “punch-drunk”:


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