Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gossip Wire

You've made $8.4 billion in 9 months. You're gonna have a bonus pool of $21 billion by year's end. So, who's complaining!? Looks like CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein is (or so they say). Dealbook recently got the eavesdrop on some unnamed Wall Street executive ranting at a restaurant. Who is it?

As I alluded to, the word on the ground is that is probably Mr. Blankfein. What's the evidence? Well, our incognito blabbermouth was quoted as saying, "Geithner is helpless," a sentiment Mr. Blankfein has shown to share. What else? The exec was also heard criticizing the new clearinghouses for derivatives. Guess what? That's a sentiment Mr. Blankfein has shown to share. Lastly, Mr. Blankfein has shown his sharp tongue and wit in the past. Looks like this case is pretty clear, but hey, you never know.

I doubt anybody really cares about this little gossip, even if people do confirm the identity of the speaker. Of course, Blankfein's past may play a role. He had a famed verbal gaff last year where he joked that he was doing "God's work." Personally, I think that's funny, but when you're one of the most hated people in America (let's face it, Lloyd, you probably are), you may wanna watch your words, lest you should be force to eat them. At least he was already at a restaurant...

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