Greenwich, Connecticut is a rich enclave of hedge fund managers- and thus is feeling the pain of the current financial crisis like a ton of bricks. Ned Lamont, a Greenwich resident who ran for Senate in 2006, says, 'This is our Katrina.' ...
First Selectman Peter Tesei said Wall Street affects everything from philanthropic contributions to a potential increase in public school enrollment if some families can no longer afford private schools. A recently laid-off trader who was making several million dollars annually 'is not going to be able to donate the $200,000 they did in the past' to charities, Tesei said.
Ned Lamont, you are hereby designated Fuckmook of the Week. And in a week where Sarah Palin is going to actually attend the VP debate, the world economy is crashing into dust, and Joe Torre is going to to the playoffs in a Dodgers cap, that's saying a fucking lot.
If this was really your Katrina, then you would feel more pain than not being able to donate $200,000 to charities. You'd be looking to charities to feed you. Your kids would not be going to public schools, because there wouldn't be any more public schools. You wouldn't be looking at downsizing your house, your house would be gone, you would be unemployed and homeless and still making payments on a mold-infested wreck while your insurer ass-raped you and Congress and the President didn't think your problems were worth more than a few floor speeches, never mind a special session to hand out $700 billion to you and your friends.
If this was really your Katrina, I would feel for you, man. Because you would be facing such total destruction and demoralization, and you would have to face it without being able to take solace in brass bands or real food or Mardi Gras, because when all is said and done, you still live in a shithole called Connecticut.
Worse, the Yankee half of Connecticut.
[Readers with memories stretching back further than last week will remember that Lamont was
pulled out of his attic by Coast Guard divers after standing in water up to his neck for four days the DailyKos golden boy pushed to replace Joe Lieberman in the Senate in 2006. A fucking Kossack. Figures.]
Thanks to Sarah for the morning linky eye-opener.