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Monday, September 22, 2008

Johnny Favors Andy

John McCain stated on 60 Minutes that he would like Andrew Cuomo for SEC Chairman.


Pelley: You have called for the firing of the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal government organization that oversees the markets. 

McCain: Yes. You know, and by the way, that technically he can’t be, quote, fired. But I’ll tell you, when I’m president, if I want somebody to resign, they resign. 

Pelley: I’m curious. If you wanna fire Chris Cox, the chairman of the SEC, who would you replace him with?

McCain: This may sound a little unusual, but I’ve admired Andrew Cuomo. I think he is somebody who could restore some credibility, lend some bipartisanship to this effort. 

Pelley: He’s a Democrat. 

McCain: Oh, yes. 

Pelley: He served in the cabinet of President Clinton. 

McCain: Yes. And he did a good job. And he has respect. And he has prestige.

2 comments:

Dan Francis said...

Good post... but as for me, in the trustworthy department, a person whom I really like is Chris Cuomo ... a reporter these days, I think for CBS, but I may be wrong ... he's a sharp cookie - maybe more like his Dad than Andrew?

Anonymous said...

I'll vote McCain but he's wrong about Cuomo. Cuomo is a publicity seeking hypocrite just like Eliot Spitzer. He has no place at the SEC, although they're a pretty sleazy outfit too.

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