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  • “The ‘Citiboobs’ — as The New York Post, which broke the news, calls them — watched as the car chieftains got in trouble for flying their private jets to Washington to ask for bailouts, and the A.I.G. moguls got dragged before Congress for spending their bailout on California spa treatments. But the boobs still didn’t get the message.�?

    The New York Times, Wall Street’s Socialist Jet-Setters, by Maureen Down, January 27, 2009

    January 29, 2009

  • Crikey!

    Another great quote:

    Tim Geithner — even as he was being confirmed as Treasury secretary — directed Treasury officials to call the Citiboobs and tell them the new jet would not fly.

    "They woke up pretty quickly,�? says a Treasury official, adding that they protested for a bit. “Six months ago, they would have kept the plane and flown it to Washington.�?


    January 29, 2009

  • I love it! I have been piqued with them for years for their pseudo-clever misspelling of city.

    January 29, 2009

  • Me too. *harrumphing*

    January 29, 2009

  • C'mon, the best bit was the antique commode “on legs�? for $35,000.

    January 29, 2009

  • Right. That's what I'd buy to fix up my office if I had a gazillion bucks.

    January 29, 2009

  • Wait, "commode" in what sense? That was the euphemism my mother (a polite and gracious lady from Danville, Va.) would use for the toilet basin. The Citiboobs bought an antique, $35,000 toilet? On legs?

    January 29, 2009

  • That was my insinuation :-) I suppose it could have been a chest of drawers but for maximum entertainment value I'm plumping for the gilt crapper.

    January 29, 2009

  • With these guys, it could have been either--or both.

    January 29, 2009