American International Group Chief Executive Edward Liddy will speak out against criticism of the insurer’s employees on Wednesday and talk about the company’s future plans, the Wall Street Journal said.
Liddy will speak to a U.S. House oversight committee and ask for a better partnership with the government, according to the paper.
“Rampant, unwarranted criticism of AIG serves only to diminish the value of our businesses around the world,” the paper quoted Liddy’s prepared testimony.
Yeah, Ed, that’s exactly the kind of behavior that’s going to wind down all that “rampant, unwarranted criticism.”
Tell you what, Ed. If you’ll undo ruining the economy, throwing millions of people out of work, tanking the stock market, destroying people’s college and retirement savings and contributing greatly to the general financial and human misery arising from the situation in which we now find ourselves, I’ll reconsider some of my “rampant, unwarranted” criticism.
And Condition No. 1 for “a better partnership with the government” is you repay the $170 billion you owe it, jackass. ‘Til then, I don’t want to hear another damn word out of your mouth.
UPDATE: In the comments, Fred reminds me of a quasi-related subject I’d meant to blog about and forgot: Rep. Alan Grayson gives the Fed inspector general a pop quiz, and she flunks. Badly:
(More on Grayson earlier, here.)