“I didn’t know ‘Mean Girls’ had a Wall Street edition,” Jonathan Bush said an in interview with the Wall Street Journal, in response to Greenlight Capital’s bet against athenahealth,1 announced last week at the Ira Sohn Investment Conference. Bush mounted an equally interesting defense of his company yesterday on CNBC, when he said:

“I’m absolutely sure this is a $1,000 a share stock…I don’t know anything about valuations, so for all I know [Einhorn] is right.”

Group poll: Which one do you find more effective?2

Athenahealth CEO Flips Script in Wall Street Rift [WSJ]

Earlier: Athenahealth Stock Is Definitely Worth 1,000-Times Earnings, According To Athenahealth CEO

1. Why the lowercase ‘a’? Are they the e e cummings of “online practice management and electronic medical record services, combined with medical billing and other healthcare business services”?

2. Obviously everything changes if it turns out Bush was not simply making a semi-forced pop culture reference and that this conversation had actually happened:

Einhorn: But you’re, like, really pretty.
Bush: Thank you.
Einhorn: So you agree?
Bush: What?
Einhorn: You think you’re really pretty?
Bush: Oh…I don’t know.

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  1. Posted by Guest | May 9, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Bess, references to mounted, "cum"mings, bush, and semi? I think we should meet tonight.

    -guy who can read between the lines

  2. Posted by guest | May 9, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    swing and a miss

  3. Posted by guest | May 9, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    you go glen coco!

    -guy who's not ashamed to admit this movie is in his top 10

  4. Posted by Hobbes | May 9, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Don't think there's anything I wouldn't do to fuck Lindsay Lohan before she turned into a walking train wreck.

  5. Posted by guest | May 9, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    lindsay lohan circa mean girls is a different species from LL circa now

  6. Posted by Guest | May 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    thanks for the insight. didnt know that.

  7. Posted by St. Copious | May 9, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    I don't think that people are focusing enough on the fact that this public company CEO, whose foremost responsibility is capital allocation, announced for all to hear that he doesn't know anything about valuation.

  8. Posted by Guest | May 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Bush gave a talk to one of my MBA classes a couple of years ago. The guy bounced around the stage and screamed a lot. It was pretty hard to believe that he wasn't coked up at the time.

  9. Posted by J Epstein | May 11, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    …and was also on the young side

  10. Posted by LOL | May 11, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    I was

    – Bush

  11. Posted by Palin & Co | May 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    It's the eeeevil liberal media conspiracy to protect the Bush family, doncha know

    – the mouth I'd R. Murdoch