Should these AIG officials due hefty retention bonuses--agreed to before the bottom fell out and grandfathered in previous legislation by Countrywide Chris Dodd--be "ashamed of themselves" for taking their dough? These CNN twits seem to think so.
Hey, I'm down with the seediness of all this but I'm even more down with defending contract law and orderly society. Do we really want a complete breakdown of civil law? Is envy and populism really worth it? Do we want Frank, Dodd and Pelosi running America's companies with some kind of mob mentality?
Congress and Obama need to just shut the hell up and let these people have their money. Going forward they can enact specific restrictions on any future bailouts, remembering next time what they've already done. Maybe write things on post-it notes. Have Frank do it.
Otherwise this pitchfork populism is gonna get somebody killed.