Picture 68.pngSince taking over AIG in August, Bobby Benmosche has not minced words about the fact that one of the insurer’s greatest impediment to success are the “crazies” in Washington. He’s also promised to protect his employees from these insane people, at any cost, by sticking government officials in a little locked room and doing unspeakable things to them. Things financial services hacks like yourselves should never have to hear about. For those of you thinking perhaps this Benmosche guy’s all talk or that he doesn’t actually have the pair to go through with giving Tim Geithner a crew cut, he’s got one thing to say to you:

In the ensuing weeks, [of his first day on the job] Mr. Benmosche traveled around the nation meeting hundreds of AIG employees. In August, at a reception prior to a dinner with 20 or so executives at an AIG life-insurance unit in Houston, Mr. Benmosche said “my b — are bigger than the government’s,” apparently to make the point that he wasn’t easily intimidated, say two people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Benmosche says he doesn’t recall saying such a thing. “If I said it, I would apologize, as it was not appropriate,” he says, adding that sometimes “you have to be a little bit provocative if you’re going to get people to believe in you and know you’re not afraid.”

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  1. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    but does he have a big replica of them on his desk to rub for luck, Tepper style?

  2. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 6:58 AM

    Nothing on the Barcap change in comp structure?

  3. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    Call me.
    ~Sheryl Weinstein

  4. Posted by HAM05 | December 24, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    @1no, he keeps a replica of mine

  5. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:00 AM

    video of BB's full remarks:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Muj26g3eugU

  6. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:00 AM

    @2 stfu. want a post? email bl or shazar. don't be a little bitch. it's xmas.

  7. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:02 AM
  8. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    re pic @7: the doe eyes say "I'm a cute, innocent little lady," the knowing smirk says "I had sex on someone's personal ice skating rink last night."

  9. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    Can't believe Drudge has this before DB, but things aren't going so well for Berns:
    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/lo

  10. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    @8 the doe eyes say "I'm a cute, innocent little lady," the tousled hair says "pull my hair! slap my ass!"

  11. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Bullshit – I've got him beat by a mile!
    Sincerely,
    Sheila Baird

  12. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    @2, 9, Please shut up, and hold your breath, until you suffocate, you stupid cunts.
    kthnx

  13. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    Awesome headline Bess. You rock.

  14. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    @10 wow. (but also, agreed, totally.)

  15. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:20 AM

    @7 whoa BL is cute.

  16. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    @ 15- Last time I checked, its not a compliment to be called cute.

  17. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:35 AM

    @16 on what planet? is English not your first language?

  18. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:36 AM

    @16 she's v pretty. is that clear enough for you?

  19. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    I figured there would be at least one balls article today and BL didn't disappoint. As we wind up the year and the decade next week, DB should be a lotta' fun.

  20. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 7:42 AM

    re: pic of BL @7, fuckability confirmed. bess, call me.

  21. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    @ 17- Yes, english is my first language. I take it you are male.
    18- No. Not ugly, just not attractive
    -16

  22. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    @21 wow, you lead quite the life, feeling the need to let us know multiple times a day whether or not you find someone attractive. no one gives a fuck. get a life. also, uh, yes, I am a male. your prize for getting that is to fuck off and die.
    -17

  23. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    @21 she's quite attractive, as anyone with eyes can see. and since we're offering up our unsolicited opinion of others, mine would be that you're a fag.

  24. Posted by guest | December 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    @21/16 no one cares what the dbag whose life revolves around giving his 2 cents anonymously on the internet finds attractive. you're in the minority here. run along and get back to your room in mommy's basement. your girlfriend in canada just signed online.

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