We couldn’t help notice that some clueless shareholder had the audacity to ask John Mack at the Morgan Stanley annual meeting whether he really told Tim Geithner to go fuck himself in the midst of the financial crisis. Mack has admitted several times that Andrew Ross Sorkin’s account of him in the book “Too Big To Fail” was accurate. Mack’s actual words, according to the book, were, “tell him to get fucked,” or something along those lines.

One shareholder asked Mack whether his portrayal in the book “Too Big To Fail,” New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin’s chronicle of the financial crisis, was accurate — and whether bank executives really used such foul language during tense moments of the crisis.

“The language was probably stronger than what was in the book,” Mack joked.

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  1. Posted by guest | May 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Remind me what Mack has ever done in his career that was worthwhile or helped the company he was running……..

  2. Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    @1, I believe he increased the risk profile of Morgan Stanley to increase trading profits to compete better with Goldman Sachs.


  3. Posted by 1,000,000 Crickets | May 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    *fucking chirp*

  4. Posted by guest | May 18, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    @2 Oh, right….and lost the $11 Billion coin toss on that one….Riiiiight!

  5. Posted by Bill Brasky | May 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    haha Aaron Ross Sorkin, that ole slapdick

  6. Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    why didn’t someone smack this assclown in the mouth when he tried to read the riot act to reporters in late 08 saying newspapers caused the financial crisis not the banks? Mack, you are 0 for 3 at the banks you ran (into the ground) you shinebox. Mack would be bankrupt if he was not bailed out by tax payer money. he turned morgan into the new merrill lynch; that is not a compliment. now go share a cell with madoff

  7. Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Mack has more lives than a cat. But you’re right, he hadn’t really done much at MS or CSFB other than get paid, leave and get paid again

  8. Posted by Bob Rubin | May 18, 2010 at 6:52 PM


    What’s wrong with that?

  9. Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    what ever came of that insider trading case involving monkey boy?

  10. Posted by Skippy | May 18, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    &7 we’re talking about John Mack, but it sounds like Stan O’Neal’s life story.

  11. Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    he seems to have so much nasil hair or is it he has so many nasil hairs that it represent how many insider tips he has given to the hedge fund buddies he has? ioc

  12. Posted by volatilitysmile | May 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    @ 11 – nasal, not nasil.

    @8 – you are right, that defines success to me, I am trying hard to emulate, with mixed results so far.

    @6 – my doctor makes house calls on Saturdays, you care for the number? Seem extra tense. JM stepped on you? Poor you, you little twerp. Grow up and start your own LLP and see how that goes. Other than that, you are right on him. You can take him out of the grocery store but the stench of stale bulk Lebanese olive oil (not stone pressed but rather cooked!!!) is still there.

  13. Posted by Eric | July 18, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    That is not a clueless shareholder. That is a smart one !!

  14. Posted by Gerriellen | May 30, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    What is so uncommon in today’s society to use the phrase” go f–k yourself or any other for that matter…it is daily English vernacular.