Bank Of America Having Difficulty Taking A Hint

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No one (not currently on payroll in Charlotte) wants to be CEO of Bank of America. That much is obvious. Not Ken Lewis, not anyone. Included in that group of people: Bank of New York Mellon Robert Kelly. And yet, despite having their calls forward to The Rejection Line, several times at this point, BAC seems to be having some difficulty getting the message. Concluding that brain trust down south would not fuck off and leave him alone unless a more direct approach was taken, the Kelly shot the team this message:

From: Robert P Kelly
To: Operating Committee
Date: 11/04/2009 02:00 PM
Subject: Bank of America Speculation
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There have been some press reports this week that say I might be interested in the CEO job at Bank of America. I want to be clear: I am not interested.
Frankly, the Wall Street Journal got it right when they said I wouldn't leave because our company is well positioned with a very bright future. I couldn't agree more. I look forward to crafting the future with you.
Bob

In related news, BAC consumer banking chief Brian Moynihan, feeling the need to come to the firm's defense, since no one else will, has made the bold claim that this is a dream job a million girls would kill for, himself included.

"Anybody would want this job, it's one of the best jobs in the business," Moynihan told Reuters on the sidelines of a speaking engagement in Los Angeles.

"This is a great company and I will continue to do a great job for it, no matter what the outcome."

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