John Mack: Of Course I Told Tim Geithner To Go F*ck Himself

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.

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51 Responses to “John Mack: Of Course I Told Tim Geithner To Go F*ck Himself”

  1. wcburrs87 says:

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

  2. guest says:

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

  3. JD says:

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

  4. guest says:


  5. guest says:

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

  6. guest says:

    @4 “tool”

  7. guest says:

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

  8. guest says:

    i work with such fckin asholes

  9. guest says:

    @8 = cg

  10. guest says:

    @8 = Bess?

  11. guest says:

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

  12. guest says:

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

  13. Cpt. Sullenberger III says:

    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.

  14. guest says:

    @8 = John Mack?

  15. guest says:

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

  16. GUEST123 says:

    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. guest says:

    @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. TG says:

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

  19. GUEST123 says:

    sometimes…what your point?

  20. guest says:

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

  21. guest says:

    @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. GUEST123 says:

    @ 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. guest says:

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

  24. wcburrs87 says:

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

  25. guest says:

    22 = tgfd

  26. Joe Mac says:

    Wanna know what I did to TG?

  27. guest says:

    @24 what’s his name?

  28. guest says:

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

  29. guest says:

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

  30. GUEST123 says:


  31. guest says:

    @29 i’d kill to be at 6.

  32. guest says:

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

  33. guest says:

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

  34. guest says:

    Aholes are running amok.

  35. guest says:

    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. guest says:

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

  37. guest says:

    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. guest says:

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

  39. guest says:

    @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. guest says:

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

  41. guest says:

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

  42. guest says:

    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?

  43. guest says:

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

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