A Burr Under His Saddle, for 2010
I think that Burr is dead, if the Dems play this right.
Did you see this? I mean, did you SEE IT?
When the banking crisis hit last fall, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr told his wife to take as much money from the ATM as she could.
It's an anecdote that Burr, a Winston-Salem Republican, has told for a while when talking about the nation's financial woes. But after he used it in a speech Monday before the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, it began to ripple across the political world.
In the 40-minute speech, Burr told an audience of about 70 business executives about the recent banking crisis and the federal government's response. He said he was so spooked after a briefing in Washington last fall that he called his wife, Brooke, back in North Carolina.
I mean, here's a guy on the Banking Committee, with better access, to better info, sooner, than the rest of us.
And his response to a crisis is to make a private call to his wife, to empty the bank account?
Suppose for a moment that he thought that if EVERYONE knew what he knew, then they would want to bail out of the banking system, also. He kept the info secret, until he was sure that HIS OWN cash was safe?
Thanks, Senator. Thanks very much, for all your f***ing help.
(Anonyman....you are THE man)