In case there was any question as to whether or not Andrew Sorkin put the words into the Morgan Stanley CEO’s mouth, John Mack has confirmed to Bill Griffeth that yes, after telling the then New York Fed chair that he was a bit occupied working out a deal with the Japanese last September to save his firm and didn’t have time to talk, what he said Tim Geithner could do, instead of continuing to call back every 2 minutes, was “get fucked.” Mack’s secretary had the foresight not to pass the message on at the time, though, so TG didn’t get the memo (but it was probably assumed, and wouldn’t have been the first time). The almost-retired CEO said he’s guessing it’ll be a little awkward next time he sees the Secretary but at the same time it kind of feels good that it’s “out there,” you know? No more secrets.

51 comments (hidden to protect delicate sensibilities)
Show all comments ↓

Comments (51)

  1. Posted by wcburrs87 | October 15, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Missing in all of this is that Mack’s secretary is a dude.

  2. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    @1 then why does JM refer to the secretary as “she”?

  3. Posted by JD | October 15, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Like there’s even gonna be a “next time.” In your dreams, Mack.

  4. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    “breath”

  5. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    He talked to Griffeth? What am I, chopped soppressat?
    –CG

  6. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    @4 “tool”

  7. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    I woulda gotten him to admit he called dis geithner guy a cocksucker.
    -cg

  8. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    i work with such fckin asholes

  9. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    @8 = cg

  10. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    @8 = Bess?

  11. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    what do I have to do to get an exclusive around here? bj on a jet? cause i’ll do it. for the story.
    -cg

  12. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    JM has a chief of staff?
    With that kinda folksy charm, people smile when you tell them to go f themselves.

  13. Posted by Cpt. Sullenberger III | October 15, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    @11
    Gee Charlie, I knew you had a big mouth but I’m not sure that even you would be able to perform fellatio on airplane.
    Keep practicing on Dennis Kneale, work your way up to 3″ Bernie and then try Ken Lewis…that guy is a huge dick.
    Regards,
    Sully

  14. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    @8 = John Mack?

  15. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    cg@11 i got an exclusive for you right here.
    -mw

  16. Posted by GUEST123 | October 15, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    JM whines like a 7 year old. This is the second time he has screwed up a brokerage firm. His PR people are doing their best to repair the damage he caused with MS customers, but some accounts will never forget the panic
    & harm he caused.
    It’s time for this MF to leave on his own, before he get his ass thrown out.

  17. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    @16 “It’s time for this MF to leave on his own, before he get his ass thrown out.”
    keep up with the news much?

  18. Posted by TG | October 15, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Hey Mack, one question.
    Who is the one out of a job?

  19. Posted by GUEST123 | October 15, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    sometimes…what your point?

  20. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    I ‘ve always wondered, how do these guys build up the cult of personality?

  21. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    @19 my point is that the he’s already announced he’s leaving “on his own” and won’t be having his ass thrown out.

  22. Posted by GUEST123 | October 15, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    @ 21//like he left CS “on his own”. are you some 1st year intern..his ass is being shown the door, but it ain’t fast enough. He is looking to save face, y’all…He already lost the respect of the financial community…
    Maybe he can work for Zoe Cruz …nah, he don’t have the credentials…

  23. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    That’s how the Greeks do it bitches. Mouth off to JD? Big deal you little elf.

  24. Posted by wcburrs87 | October 15, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    @2 – don’t talk about things you don’t know. Mack’s assistant who busted in was a dude.

  25. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    22 = tgfd

  26. Posted by Joe Mac | October 15, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Wanna know what I did to TG?
    Stan

  27. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    @24 what’s his name?

  28. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    @23 jesus christ for the billionth time JOHN MACK IS NOT GREEEK. Jamie Dimon is Greek, John Mack is (of) Lebanese (descent).

  29. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    MS wuz at 6. SIX. Never forget, bitches.

  30. Posted by GUEST123 | October 15, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    25=STD….oooh

  31. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    @29 i’d kill to be at 6.
    -vik

  32. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    @29 it’s one of my aspirations, you could say.
    vp/31

  33. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    @28: I believe they prefer to be called “Grecian”

  34. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Aholes are running amok.

  35. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Artful Tax Dodger was probably just really anxious to hear what was going on so he could tip off his unapproved money grubbing cronys.

  36. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    I give him credit for admitting to making the statement, he could have denied it.

  37. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    anyone catch the seizure the interviewer almost had @3:23 mark. Guy looks cold as fuck.
    Also, could John Mack be any more of a corn-fed, folky guy? Amazing he can balance a checkbook.

  38. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    @37 don’t be fooled by the southern drawl.

  39. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    @38 you know something about a little something that maybe the rest of us should know? Heard he likes a thumb up his ass when he’s about to cum?

  40. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    @ 37…yea…he stroked out; blaming anyone but himself for MS problems…drools a bit now and then

  41. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    “Have you heard from Tres. Geitner since?”
    “Not directly, just through a note he wrote on my pink slip.”

  42. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Mack’s busy running the victory lap for saving his sorry ass company. The senile puke forgot it was him who gambled his company into the ground. Sort of just mopping up your own crap, no?
    Putz!

  43. Posted by guest | October 15, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    What would have been if Greenhill took over leadership instead of Mack, the southern homo?

  44. Posted by Let’s Help John Mack Name His Book | Jackson-Hole news | June 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    […] come up with some options. So far we like Leave The Gun, Take The Cannoli: The John Mack Story and Tell Tim Geithner To Get Fucked- I’m On The Damn Phone. Surely you can do […]

  45. Posted by Bristol Airport Hotels | April 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    mVav1a Major thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  46. Posted by Las Vegas Auto Title Loans | April 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Hey, thanks for the article.Much thanks again. Cool.

  47. Posted by Bobby Sult | September 5, 2012 at 6:13 AM

    I like it Raaabbb! Thanks for that suggestion. Also: cool name.

  48. Posted by cheap seo services | September 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    DBvIRs Really informative blog article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  49. Posted by nenourbarve | September 17, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    eaqoftfj [url=http://achatlongchamppliageonline.com/#2486]longchamp pliages[/url] jvfsanru sac longchamp pas cherz axlepflr http://achatlongchamppliageonline.com/

  50. Posted by cheap bookmarking service | September 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    8tHiDA Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

  51. Posted by kouwanus | February 20, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Mwawk