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Friday, March 20, 2009

Eliot Spitzer and AIG: I Told You So!

One year ago today, amazingly enough, I told you about the connection between Eliot Spitzer and AIG. It wasn't breaking news or anything. Especially the "or anything." It never really got covered. Except by Greg Palast and the Asia Times. But I can certainly understand why the traditional US media didn't cover this story. They were too enamored by Spitzer's sexual escapades, they were busy getting their panties in a knot over Spitzer's poor wife, they were jerking off basically, and completely (or purposely?) missed the fact that Bernanke-Rove took down Spitzer to save AIG from criminal investigation, and by the way, save the Carlyle Group from going bankrupt at the same time. You MUST read the whole article from March 13, 2008 over at SmirkingChimp, where he explains that Bernanke quietly dumped $200 billion into US banks to prop them up, on the same day that they nailed Spitzer. As for the Carlyle Group...

Who? That's Carlyle as in Carlyle Group. James Baker, Senior Counsel. Notable partners, former and past: George Bush, the Bin Laden family and more dictators, potentates, pirates and presidents than you can count.
Niiice.

So, let's get back to present day shenanigans...Did you notice the timing of a news story about one of Spitzer's "dates" revealing how he tried to strangle her? That story appeared Sunday, March 8th. What day did Campbell Brown ask why the Feds are keeping AIG's secrets? Friday, March 6th.

Coinkiedink? Nah.

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