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Ken Lewis Doesn't Much Care About Chairman Role Either Way

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Another shout-out to our friends at the Boone's factory, who are too modest to take credit for this one though you know they played a pivotal role. In anticipation of shareholders voting to, among other things, split up his job title: "I don't think the breakup of the chairman and the CEO is necessarily a bad thing, but I don't think it's a good thing necessarily either," Lewis said. Other things noted by KL during today's interview with Fox Business: He "doesn't want to disparage Citigroup," but seriously, mention them in the same breath again and he'll punch you in the mouth; He wants to start paying back TARP money this month, and on taking it in the first place, "I feel like I'm living the saying 'No good deed goes unpunished.'"; Brian Moynihan is one of a lot of people who could take over as CEO; and, stop us if you've heard this one before, Merrill Lynch is going to turn out to be a phenomenal acquisition at some point between now and a hundred years from now.