Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Go Christine Lagarde!

France's Finance minister, Christine Lagarde, was named head of the IMF today (link here).  I saw her on The Daily Show last year (link here), and while flying to Europe this Spring watching Inside Job (link here) in which she gave VERY FRANK interviews.  Very intelligent, she appears to have integrity and a sense of who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are, unlike Geithner her Imperial US finance minister counterpart.  I am very pleased to see the IMF select a capable, rational, realistic individual - who also happens to be a woman who speaks fluent English.

American Radio News coverage of her appointment is ridiculously myopic.  Oh, she was a the head of a Chicago law firm and went to high school near Washington DC!?  How about focusing on how she's an intelligent FRENCH woman who has risen to the highest financial office in that country, and how she doesn't truck with the incompetent and corrupt leadership of Goldball Sacks, Shitty Bank, Skank of America, and the other massive financial institutions that have come through the world global recession in modern history virtually unscathed and fully profitable while EVERYONE ELSE in the rest of the 99% of the western world has seen anemic growth and stagnant wages?  Hmmm?  How about focusing on that instead?

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