Lagarde A Shoo In? Not So Fast...

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Rodent Freikorps's picture
Definition of SHOO-IN : one that is a certain and easy winner
falak pema's picture

Lagarde is US friendly , like Sarkozy...big card....

destiny's picture

Lagarde is serf of Sarkozy, an idiot and a stupid and patronizing liar...that from a French point of view !! 

Jason T's picture

I read over at LaRouche's website, the ECB is holding so much junk on its balance sheet that a Greece default would wipe it out.  Now, they are suggesting that there is big disagreement at the ECB and IMF and many bankers would have loved to see DSK go out like this..

bogey4's picture

or "shoo-in" whichever you prefer!

Rodent Freikorps's picture

ZH is international.

Some grace must be granted.

English is not rational.

But it is funny sometimes.

TruthInSunshine's picture

It's official: The world will end on the 21st.

Jimmy Jam Cramer just did a live CNBsC interview with Amanda 'TaTas' Drury, and called LinkedIn's IPO valuation 'ludicrous,' comparing it to

He says it's "outrageously overvalued and preposterous" and that it's the most ridiculous IPO since and CBS MarketWatch.


So, since he and I are in agreement...


Arius's picture

that a sign of times...thats definetly Bullish!


dark pools of soros's picture

oh.. I thought he was going to say it was as bad as  and then laugh at all the old bagholders

ebworthen's picture


Smoke and mirrors?


? niaga yas uoy did tahW


equity_momo's picture

The cunt is dead long live the cunt.


Whoever heads the piece of shit that is the IMF its irrelevant.  

Atomizer's picture

Yep, this will haunt the IMF for years. Reminds me of the United Nations Oil-for-Food scam.


equity_momo's picture

No it wont.  The IMF exist to do the scumbags bidding that control the 600 trillion dollar deriv market.   Nothing haunts these fuckers apart from their own hubris and when that bubble bursts , we are all living in mudhuts (those of us not fortunate enough or with not enough foresight that is)

NotApplicable's picture

I was going to reply that we could only hope. But the marginal utility of Hopium is quite low these days, if not negative.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

That was Kofi's pay-off for not using the G word in Rwanda.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

This chick looks like Hillary's ugly brother.

I predict women will still be at risk of abuse.

falak pema's picture

hey Rodent, you're still wearing your steel heeled boots....

cougar_w's picture

Bah they are all dirty. The IMF will dither a bit about "the perfect fit" but really they are just waiting for the attention/heat to move on to the next international crisis. Then they'll appoint someone just as slimy as DSK.

The leadership has to be corrupt otherwise the rest of the organization doesn't know which way to jump.

RobotTrader's picture

Wonder what the "Fast Money" guys will be talking about after the close?

"Risk Off?"


Or the IMF??

Careless Whisper's picture


party... like it's...

but, as of 3 pm, it has a broken chart pattern. so it's red alert.



equity_momo's picture

Well my broker cant borrow the shares so i cant short it. Maybe it will take until t+3 to get that baby off.

Careless Whisper's picture

there's a certain time period that ipo's can't be shorted.

dark pools of soros's picture

it will be paraded around for a year and a half so they can push out all the others...  Pandora... Zillow..  Facebook...  


hide your 401ks!!!

GottaBKiddn's picture


Ultimately the IMF is a creation of the Banksters, and they will pick whom they will. It is highly unlikely that it will be anyone that has the well-being of mankind in mind. After all, it is all about the creation of debtors.



dracos_ghost's picture

It's mind boggling that International Banksters are so concerned over the integrity of its officials. At least superficially.

Bankster and integrity are mutually exclusive concepts. Get over it. Try and restore a modicum of confidence in the world markets instead of showing how amateurish these hacks are. I could care less as to whether it's a European, American, Chinese or Pogo Pogo national who runs the show. Stop the bleeding and get back to business already.

Jesus, you couldn't make this shit up.

NotApplicable's picture

Wait, now!

Pogo Pogo, well, that's a game-changer.

NotApplicable's picture

The drama is so thick that this charade almost seems real.

Banksters vs. Banksters: two wrongs don't make a right, but a fight.

A winner is me! (well, not really, but it's fun to pretend)

Careless Whisper's picture

who gonna take over for tony soprano, paulie walnuts or big pussy?


naiverealist's picture

I have recently read of a Goldman alum who is high up in the IMF, although I can't remember his name or find the reference (although it was in ZH's comments on a related story).  I'll put my odds on him.

Atch Logan's picture

So who the fuck cares. The whole thing is a rigged game.

DrunkenMonkey's picture

Tapie (or Nanard as he is affectionately known in France) caused a lot of resentment because he was a 'socialist' minister and popular amongst ordinary people for his 'no-bull*hit' opinions.

He was 'relieved' of a profitable company by a disreputable bank and won the case to be compensated after being ripped-off by politically motivated shysters.

The butthurt whiners are all on the far-right anyway, so f*ck them.

rayban's picture

She'll get the job. A fait accompli. She's lived in the US long enough and she is very unlikely to rape another Sofitel maid.

lizzy36's picture

The best thing about CLL (other than being a women) is that she is NOT a trained economist. Haven't we had enough of those?

LMAO's picture

Smoke and mirrors to pave the way for

Linda Green

Change we can believe in.

Unpractical to have these elitist with pretentious over the top names running the show. Let's go for something plain.



ReallySparky's picture

Perfect, she could sign the contracts and checks.

lizzy36's picture

Because the headline made me LOL:

WSJ: Berlusconi Backs France's Lagarde To Head IMF Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday said French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was the "optimal choice" to head the International Monetary Fund in the wake of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation.
Crabshack's picture

It will be the Canadian dude.  A compromise all will live with; not US or Europe and not Emerging market.  The US will like it because they can push around softy if they need to.  BRIC will not consider it their first choice but will be the lessor of about 3 or 4 evils.



monopoly's picture

Good call crab. I agree with that. But, not so sure they can be pushed around much anymore.

PulauHantu29's picture

Charlie Sheen says,"Not so fast...!"


GoinFawr's picture

Canada says they're in the running, as an 'emerging market' apparently that means Mark Carney is a candidate.

Or not

Miles Kendig's picture

I for one would just love seeing CLL work the American media.   Amazing, and not so that after a career like hers the final deciding factor in favor of CLL will be her capabilities with the media.  We are in an image age fo sho and few could match the total package CLL brings to the table at this time.  Besides, if she doesn't get the job we'll be forced to suffer JCT, JCJ & Nick all holding their breath like JCT & JCJ are doing with one other now.  CLL has the goods, knows the book and can put a proper face on things.  I'm sure France & China will reach an arrangement since they seldom fail to.

monopoly's picture

And what difference will it make whoever is in charge of the IMF> Don't they still get the memos from our illustrious Geithner. Sickening.

You guys agree, this is one of the most boring market days in a while. Done nothing. Got lots of confetti readly to tear up. Zzzzz

monopoly's picture

Lnkd now at 96 on its way to 25. What a waste. Kill the specs. 0

Hephasteus's picture

Somebody needed some easy money fast.

dracos_ghost's picture

As a Karate expert myself, I nominate Jimmy McMillan.

carbonmutant's picture

The IMF has done French. The world wants something else.

silberblick's picture

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