hankandhisbird.JPGAs I said earlier, much more time will be devoted to Hank Paulson’s memoir, The Day I Threatened To Break Ken Lewis’s Legs, later (with the possibility of a book club). But just an FYI to Jimmy Cayne and everyone one else who contributed to the financial crisis? You’re on HP’s To Kill List. If one were to scan the index of HP’s book, you’d notice that whereas David Einhorn is mentioned on two pages (136, 246), Erin Callan on one (137) and Warren Buffett on six (13, 124-125, 284, 355-356), Paulson’s precious birds? They get 9 mentions (22, 37, 44, 81, 105-106, 331, 381, 419). Like this:

That evening Wendy and I went to the National Geographic Society to see The Lord God Bird, a terrific documentary on the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird so spectacular it made people say Lord God!! Normally, I would have enjoyed this immensely, but I was preoccupied with Bear Stearns. Every time one of our friends from the environmental community came over, I would look right through them. Wendy got really upset with me.

“I understand that you’re under pressure,” she said, “but that’s no excuse for not being courteous to people.”
“I am being courteous to everyone,” I protested.
“You aren’t saying anything to them except ‘Hi.'” I apologized, adding, “I’m worried about the world falling apart!”

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    dat boid is a friend a’ cg. don youse forget it.

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    I understand this picture was snapped shortly before the peregrine falcon came all over Hank’s back.

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    “giving Sam Israel a run for his money”
    Tag FTW!

  5. Posted by guest | February 1, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    hello my name is jeffley chiang. why can this bird get a job in finance and I can’t? not flair.

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    When da women sees my boid, they goes “Lord God!”
    -fake “cg” guy

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    Is Paulson married to Wendy Peffercorn?

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    @4 you “get” bess

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    @8 Quote from a movie you saw when you were 12. Neeeerrrrrrdddd!
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