In this case, Vikram Pandit's job security. You know it's coming (putting the under/over at a CNBC "Call Of The Wild" segment on the matter at 1 day, and taking the under) so we might as well kick things off here. For the record, we don't appreciate what appears to be a lack of support for our favorite elfin CEO from the Journal, which can kiss its free pass to the Give Vickle a Tickle Booth good-bye:
Among the question marks looming over the current discussions is the future of Citigroup Chief Executive Vikram Pandit and the company's board.
In November, as part of the sweeping rescue, federal officials privately discussed the possibility of replacing Mr. Pandit, who became CEO in December 2007. But the government decided not to remove him, in large part due to a dearth of qualified replacements. Still, top government officials warned Mr. Pandit that a third trip to the taxpayer trough would probably cost him his job.
However, since the latest talks don't involve the possibility of Citigroup receiving additional government capital, it isn't clear whether Mr. Pandit's job is on the line. A Citigroup spokeswoman declined to comment.
So, it kills us to even ask but: