• 28 Nov 2011 at 12:44 PM

Maxine Waters In Line For Promotion

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, the powerful top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, announced Monday that he is retiring from the seat he has held for more than three decades…His decision will almost certainly have ripple effects as Democrats compete for Frank’s committee slot. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the second-ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, has already started making calls to colleagues to try to shore up support to succeed Frank in her party’s top post on the panel. [Politico]

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  1. Posted by Merritt Parkway | November 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Mad Max Mac Mad.

  2. Posted by HowardU | November 28, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Socialist/Financially corrupt with bad grammar.

    Sounds like a standing member of the Chinese politburo

  3. Posted by Timmy G. | November 28, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Who is her CEO when this happens?

  4. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | November 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Jesus Christ, someone please que up the circus music!

  5. Posted by Cantor Guy | November 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Goddamn it.

  6. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    while max's idiocy complicates this issue, i do advise commenters to examine motives prior to hitting 'submit comment'.

    -guy who cannot even write an 'examine motives' post without needing his own motives examined

  7. Posted by Michael Moore | November 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Special Investigator time!

  8. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    More like the Looney Toons music.

  9. Posted by geoffgeoffgeoff | November 28, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    More comfortable with this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

  10. Posted by this guy | November 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Can someone explain the "Who is your CEO" joke?

    - Longtime reader who is genuinely embarrassed at having to ask

  11. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    It will speak volumes for the dems if they do back her.

  12. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    This is a God. And He works for Maxine.

    This can only be a result of divine intervention. There's no other explanation for it.

  13. Posted by merkin_capital | November 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    (face palm)

    -LBJ

  14. Posted by Every DB Reader | November 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Really, guy? Here it is around the 1:00 min mark.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvnL3npQgY

  15. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Step 1: Click on the tag you are asking about, bringing up all previous articles on the topic
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Profit

    I'll give you a hint… Step 2 isn't "ask the internet"

  16. Posted by David Letterman | November 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Future Letterman Top 10 List:

    "And the number three reason to consider revoking your American citizenship is…."

    -Ghost of Headless Horseman

  17. Posted by lex luthor | November 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Totally brazen…only a complete moron can be this shameless. Prepare for another giveaway.

  18. Posted by guest | November 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Why the hate? He admitted he should be embarrassed.

  19. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Time to hitch up with Susan Sarandon and leave the country.

  20. Posted by Princeling | November 28, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    I'd prefer the member of the Politburo, honestly.

  21. Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    How is she not in jail yet?

  22. Posted by OWS Protestor | November 28, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Finally, we can have somebody in power that represents the 99%. Somebody that isn't in bed with the banks, doesn't have pending litigation, and has the best interests of the American people at heart.

  23. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 28, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    He'd probably have more of a belief in the capitalist system.

  24. Posted by Merritt Parkway | November 28, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    OWS: A most lucid comment. You're growing on me.

  25. Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    "doesn't have pending litigation"

    Involvement with OneUnited Bank
    Waters' husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank's executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was "all but wiped out" after the U.S. government took them over. The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money.[46][47] The matter is currently being investigated by the House Ethics Committee

  26. Posted by Duh! | November 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Jesus. It's called sarcasm. Look it up.

  27. Posted by Cliché | November 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Henhouse, meet Fox. Fat Lady, start warming up.

  28. Posted by HAM05 | November 28, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    we're really, really sorry

    -california

  29. Posted by Fred Scuttle | November 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Perhaps "yakety-sax" would be more appropriate.

    -Benny Hill

  30. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | November 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    I don't get it

  31. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Though to be fair, it's an inevitable by-product of gentrification.

    - CA (Motives were examined, comment was submitted anyways)

  32. Posted by Deleveraging | November 28, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    This woman is the 99%'s idea of a leader

  33. Posted by Jesus | November 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    No – I got it, thanks,

  34. Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    care to take her back?

  35. Posted by Adjudimicator | November 28, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    This is going to be better than Baghdad Bob.

  36. Posted by Predictor of Posts | November 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    So anyone want to put odds on today wrapping with Matt's thesis paper on Rakoff rejecting the Citi/SEC settlement?

  37. Posted by Trainwreck | November 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Hy Bess, the picture of Maxine is loading slowly…. just wanted to say thanks for that because I could get to the comment section without looking.

  38. Posted by WTF__k | November 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    What? It's lacking in politesse to ridicule a stammering cluster-fuck joke of a human being?

  39. Posted by one | November 28, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    High five!

    -M. Romney

  40. Posted by Mexi_Cant | November 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    God I love this country.

    -Obama

  41. Posted by Mexi_Cant | November 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Would waterboarding fix her or it would just be a waste of the Army Ranger's time and effort?

  42. Posted by brooke larson | November 28, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    To all you haters…………YOU CAN GO TO HELL!

    Maxine Waters

  43. Posted by Guest | November 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    We'll meet you there – beggar on horseback

  44. Posted by MOTIVational Speaker | November 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    The only thing Maxine Waters knows about banking is that after you press 1234 in succession at the ATM it dispenses cash that looks the same as the bills her husband brings home in garbage bags – she couldn’t find a deposit slip if it had a flashing red light attached to it.

  45. Posted by MOTIVational Speaker | November 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    The only thing Maxine Waters knows about banking is that after you press 1234 in succession at the ATM it dispenses cash that looks the same as the bills her husband brings home in garbage bags – she couldn't find a deposit slip if it had a flashing red light attached to it.

  46. Posted by Fuzzy Zoeller | November 28, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    That's just a joke, right?

  47. Posted by dude | November 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Didn't read the comment but +1 for the nickname

  48. Posted by FinneganKristiansen | November 28, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    I feel sorry for her and truly hope she doesn't get the position. It's just sad seeing people in over their heads, and not being aware of it. Hard to ridicule.

  49. Posted by Wayback Machine | November 29, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    It referenced summertime picnic fruit and deep-fat-fried poultry as the dinner served at Finance Committee meetings, much like was suggested for a Masters Champions' dinner once.

  50. Posted by Golden Boy | November 29, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Mr Lecter, why are you wearing a leather mask?

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