Who was the Forrest Gump of the crisis? Bob, of course

Robert Rubin, Goldman Sachs arbitrageur and chairman, US treasury secretary, and Citigroup grandee, was the Forrest Gump of this crisis

The outstanding accusation by the Reuters’ Felix Salmon blog, on March 3:

Robert Rubin, Goldman Sachs arbitrageur and chairman, US treasury secretary, and Citigroup grandee, was the Forrest Gump of this crisis, turning up in all the key places at all the key times. The fact that he’s still trying to deflect blame off himself and onto the hapless George W Bush is simply pathetic. There’s more than enough bad stuff to pin on Bush that he really shouldn’t blame the crisis on him as well. Especially not when he’s so personally culpable for the crisis. Indeed, there’s probably no one individual, with the possible exception of Alan Greenspan, who deserves more blame for this crisis than Rubin does.

A bit superficial, but VERY GOOD – the attack and the label for Rubin!!! Well deserved, indeed.

But deeply, I don’t agree and I am not alone: how can we not focus also upon the Clintonians (although with a  lot of difference amongst them), most of which are now the economic gurus of poor Obama guy (who nonetheless chose them freely, under reasonable cultural, socio-environmental and financial constraints – contradicting the little he had kept saying during a Campaign that he finally won only in September, under AIG and Lehman collapses).

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