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Larry Summers Said To Leave White House In Two Months

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And then there was one, even if it was a TurboTax One. Bloomberg headlines flashing that Larry Summers is dunzo in November. He follows such other economic failures as Romer and Orszag, both of whom left the economy in a far more horrendous state than they found it. We wish godspeed to Larry, and hope he managed to get thick windows in the limo that will take him to his next private sector job, presumably somewhere above the 40th floor in 200 West.

From Bloomberg:

White House officials expect
Lawrence Summers to leave his job as the president’s National
Economic Council director after November’s congressional
elections, according to three people familiar with the matter.

His departure would leave Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only member of President Barack Obama’s original
top-tier economic team. Summers, 55, and the president have
discussed his future plans, according to one person.

Administration officials are weighing whether to put a
prominent corporate executive in the NEC director’s job to
counter criticism that the administration is anti-business, one
person familiar with White House discussions said. White House
aides are also eager to name a woman to serve in a high-level
position, two people said. They also are concerned finding
someone with Summers’ experience and stature, one person said.

The people familiar with White House discussions spoke on
condition of anonymity because no decisions have been made.

White House officials declined to comment directly on
Summers’ plans. Robert Gibbs, Obama’s chief spokesman, said
today it “is not a surprise, that there will be people who have
worked enormously hard over the past few years to make decisions
to go back to doing” what they did before joining the

The second half of a president’s term typically is a time
of turnover in staff and advisers, many of whom also had roles
in the presidential campaign. Obama yesterday indicated he
realized that some members of his White House economic team may

“This is tough, the work that they do,” he said in an
hour-long town hall discussion on the economy broadcast on CNBC.
“They’ve been at it for two years, and they’re going to have a
whole range of decisions about family that will factor into
this, as well.”

Since the end of July, Peter Orszag, director of the Office
of Management and Budget, and Christina Romer, the head of the
Council of Economic Advisers, left the administration.

Obama said yesterday he has “not made any determination
about personnel.” He praised Summers and Geithner, as well as
the rest of his economic advisers, saying that they “have done
an outstanding job.”

Yup. Whoever said destroying the economy is an easy job has obviously never tried it.



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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:54 | 595502 VK
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Fuck Summers! That douchebag is destroying America. In another place and time, his actions would have counted as treason. Thanks for repealing Glass-Steagal yo! I did enjoy his Harvard stint though, if he'd stayed longer, they'd have gone bankrupt and been shut down, a guy can dream can't he?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:59 | 595534 Tom Servo
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Don't let the door hit you in the vagina on the way out :)


Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:18 | 595626 Village Idiot
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laugh of the day! thanks.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:28 | 595673 MarketTruth
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Suggested music:


Bum, bum, bum.

Another one bites the dust

Bum, bum, bum.

Another one bites the dust

And another one gone

And another one gone

Another one bites the dust

Hey, I'm gonna get you too

Another one bites the dust

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:56 | 595778 dlmaniac
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Summers was the one executing Rubin's "strong Dollar" gold dumping scheme.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:57 | 595781 Spalding_Smailes
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"Larry Summers is to modesty what Madonna is to Chastity."

--Paul Gigot, 1995

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:06 | 595802 DarkMath
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Come on everybody sing with me:

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
  Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know The Wicked Witch is dead!

As Mayor of the Munchkin City, In the County of the Land of Oz, I welcome you most regally.

But we've got to verify it legally, to see

To see?

If she

If she?

Is morally, ethic'lly

Spiritually, physically

Positively, absolutely

Undeniably and reliably Dead

As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.

Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants

If any.

Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Witch at last id dead!

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:41 | 595978 Pez
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Weird, when I heard this news, that's the song that went through my head! The question is who will wear his ruby red slippers ( or should I say crimson?) Please keep your Harvahd Business School nominees back in the Ivory(Ivy) Tower.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:13 | 596077 sgt_doom
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Ha, ha!  Thanks Tom, but we all doubt if that douchebag Summers could even find his own vagina, or realized he'd been smashed there.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:04 | 596057 nmewn
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Larry leaving?!?...LOL.

Rats...listing ships...etc.

Somewhere in America a university president's pucker factor just redlined.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 01:28 | 596608 StychoKiller
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His departure would leave Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only member of President Barack Obama’s original top-tier economic team.

If this is the "Top-Tier", heaven save us from the replacements!

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:54 | 595506 Cognitive Dissonance
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Friends help you move.

Real friends help you move Larry Summers body out of the White House. :>)

Joking folks, just joking.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:59 | 595527 etrader
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Speaking of House's...

It gives more credence to the mortgage Refi rumor coming down the pipe with  larry  out of the way.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:06 | 595580 ZackLo
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Yeah Larry's dipping before the fireworks start in december.Lets just say it's probably going to be a red christmas...Those houses are going to have to be appraised sometime.....

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:03 | 596055 doolittlegeorge
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that's interesting.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:58 | 595529 VK
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Mission Accomplished: Recession is over.

Reality: Collapse has just begun.

Reality: Summers will get paid millions by his buddies on Wall Street while living in Argentina a few years from now.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:01 | 595544 Bam_Man
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Argentina wouldn't allow scum like him in.

He'll wind up in Paraguay or Nigeria.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:45 | 595747 AccreditedEYE
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Let's also not forget his great love of Elizabeth Warren... after the thought of having to bump into her on occasion in the White House may have been the cherry on top. LOL

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:26 | 595665 Kaiser Sousa
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assemble the hit team...

he should not be allowed to walk the streets...

not kidding....

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:19 | 595952 Haywood Yablomi
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You say that as if he's even capable of walking in the first place.  I doubt it.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:59 | 596150 RockyRacoon
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Throw in some chewing gum and it's a no-go.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:17 | 595841 Sudden Debt
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you do realize you're IP adress has been traced and as we speak a white van is parking before your driveway do you?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:31 | 596214 Cognitive Dissonance
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Yes I do realize. And I don't have a driveway so you must be speaking to someone else.

Do you realize that you're no safer in Belgium?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 23:26 | 596481 Hephasteus
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Hey now he may have a waffle iron if he's in belgium.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:58 | 596271 Kaiser Sousa
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u do realize that i dont give a fuck...

this is class warfare...when fear exits one becomes free...

fuck a banker....

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:36 | 596333 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

i am  Kaiserin

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:12 | 596303 nmewn
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My frightened little euro-peon friend...we're all uncouth rednecks now ;-)

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:01 | 595923 knukles
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Nah, he was pushed out the door, the PTB having learned from the Vince Foster resignation.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:53 | 595507 NOTW777
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time for cnbc to have a panel discussion with all the rocket scientists from the WH

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:54 | 595510 Battleaxe
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More rats jumping ship.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:58 | 595531 Henry Chinaski
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and there will be more...

Gates is gone too.  Has anyone else noticed that the Generals are pretty much in open rebellion these days? Maybe the Marines will convoy up from Quantico and clean house. 

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:25 | 595658 Battleaxe
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I think he wants to go start spending some of the cash he funneled to himself before it isn't worth anything.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:05 | 595929 knukles
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Come to think of it........

Whatever did happen to that $8 Billion of Palatized Federal Reserve Notes that was allegedly flown out of Iraq on US Military transport planes?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:38 | 596338 Mad Max
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Well, Dubya Bush has a nice new ranch in Paraguay, and I don't think it was free.

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 01:31 | 596609 StychoKiller
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Is that a different $8Billion from the batch missing in Afghanistan?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:04 | 596059 doolittlegeorge
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i'll take the other side of that trade.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:54 | 595513 Mongo
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Good riddance... then again maybe it's mission complete for him so it's time to cash in!

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:01 | 595542 Confused
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funny thing is, you may be right

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:58 | 595515 Dagny Taggart
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The rats fleeing the sinking ship. Maybe Mr. Banzai7 can update his dooshbag survivor pic?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:56 | 595517 SheepDog-One
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Must keep.....DOW....GREEEN!! Must pump....for...all is home ABC news....broadcast.....tell sheeple.....all is well...nothing to see here... buy stocks..

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:57 | 595519 tip e. canoe
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"according to three people familiar with the matter."

1 silver maple says it's a ruse to soften the libs.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 22:02 | 596386 tip e. canoe
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someone should have taken the other side.  unlike Larry, i would have paid up.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:57 | 595522 Internet Tough Guy
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First he blew up Harvard, then the USA. Who will he work for next, Ming the Merciless?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:01 | 595545 Cognitive Dissonance
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Actually you're close. I'm hoping he goes to work for the Chinese and shows them how to bust a bubble American style.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:08 | 595589 svendthrift
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He also assisted the looting of post-USSR Russia (the economy ended up in the hands of his friends). He and Tim G were knee deep in Mexico during their crisis too. Larry Summers is the real-world equivalent of a Sith.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:48 | 595761 Mad Max
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That explains why he looks like a chubby, bloated Palpatine...

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:08 | 595934 Ned Zeppelin
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With vaginal throat folds.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:59 | 595536 Hansel
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I wonder which bank hired him.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:03 | 595548 etrader
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BIS or Carlyle Group will no doubt be pitching.

If all else fails Soc-Gen are always on the look out for Phd's ;>

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:08 | 595588 AccreditedEYE
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My money is on Blackstone.. they love to hire "washed-up has-been's".

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 15:59 | 595537 chet
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Will a carpet shampoo get the stench of failure out of his office?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:03 | 595561 Cognitive Dissonance
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Carpets, throw rugs, linen, towels (the ones he doesn't steal) will all need to be replaced. It will give Michele something to do after midterms.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:16 | 595620 DaveyJones
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I hear he chewed the carpet

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:58 | 595785 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Yeah, and that concentrated Larry urine never really fully comes out.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:09 | 595935 knukles
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No modern technology, mind you.  Just a good old fashioned hand washing in the stream, beating the rags on the rocks in the Potomac behind the Lincoln Memorial. 
Can hear the strains from heaven, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot...."

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:22 | 596088 Reductio ad Absurdum
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But then how do you get the Obama stench out of the White House? I think we'll just have to burn it down and build a new one.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:04 | 596160 RockyRacoon
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You've reduced the argument to the absurd.

Oh, wait....

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:01 | 595540 unwashedmass
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finally. thank god.

now, maybe we can begin healing.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:06 | 595578 goldmiddelfinger
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As he dove out the window with some silverware and a Copley replica.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:01 | 595543 Ripped Chunk
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See Ya Larry  !!!  He wants to spend time with his new Paraguay.

Timmy is the last.


Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:04 | 595563 ziggy59
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"And then there was one, even if it was a TurboTax One."

TD -that was friggin funny!!


one dick to rule them all and in the darkness fuck them.


Wed, 09/22/2010 - 01:34 | 596615 StychoKiller
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Ya know, I've seen a lot of funny comments on this site, but yours is the first one that actually made me laugh!  Keep up the good work! :>D

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:04 | 595564 goldmiddelfinger
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He's leaving while he's at the top of his game.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:04 | 595567 GIANTKILR
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Who got left holding the bag? Timmaaaay!

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:05 | 595569 DonnieD
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Going back to teach the next generation of economic rapists how to fuck over everyone in America not living in NYC or DC zip code.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:06 | 595573 carbonmutant
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 After prostituting himself to the current administration he's now being dumped back on the streets.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:26 | 595669 Cognitive Dissonance
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One hopes the poor fool was paid first.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:10 | 595577 svendthrift
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Romer, Orszag and Summers are gone. Only Tim G left. Seems the cabal showed up to do the looting for their people and left, leaving the naive Tim G to remain. Rubin must be smiling.

Putin for President:

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:09 | 595592 goldmiddelfinger
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My guess is Obama appoints Charlie Munger

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:39 | 595729 Chris Jusset
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My guess: Paul Krugman


(God help us)

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:42 | 595737 svendthrift
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Oh my. Krugman.. We'll get a trade war, hyper inflation, national bankruptcy and a really rockin' Upper West Side.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:44 | 596014 Shameful
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I can only pray it's Krugman!  Who better then Krugman?  If you need to find a more crazed lunatic on economics then Summers you got to dig down deep, and the only choice is Krugman!

With Krugman on the team we should be back to working with sticks and rocks in 6 years, 5 if he puts in OT.  Sure he might kill America dead and plundge us into a new dark age but at least it would put another stake in the heart of Keynesian economics.  And on the plus side, could there be a bigger buy signal for gold then having Krugman in a position of power?  Gold Bugs join me, and write in support for our favorite nut job, Krugman.

Krugman = Gold $Infinity

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:26 | 596198 ciao
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Stiglitz = Gold $Infinity2

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:38 | 596339 kathy.chamberli...
Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:39 | 596233 malek
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Krugman is a clown, and everything he says or writes has an agenda to it.

But he is too intelligent to take that hot seat, get his hands dirty, and may be taken accountable after the S ultimately HTF.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:09 | 595594 billwilson
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Gimme a break. Summers and Geithner obviously have not done a great job, but NO ONE was worse than the Bush team of goofs. 

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:32 | 595695 NumberNone
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Puuullleeese...Geithner barely had time to wipe his mouth after sucking Paulson's cock under the Bush administration before he leaned over and started french kissing Obama.  The Obama team is the same as the Bush team. 

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:58 | 595786 Careless Whisper
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The Obama team is the same as the Bush team.

...and they are the same as the Clinton team.

(r) = (d)           WAKE UP PEOPLE


Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:10 | 595937 Ned Zeppelin
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Well said, my man, well said. You have a gift for the language.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:09 | 595595 TooBearish
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Bet he got a job at Citadel  - CNBS refuses to report story - HA!

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:10 | 595598 John McCloy
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He did his job and kept Wall Street deregulated and got the taxpayers out to Wall Street now it is to return to Rome as a hero while the Blackstones, Goldmans and Morgans shower him with the gold he stole from Americas future.
That is how the game works. Insert new puppet to take heat off Summers.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:19 | 595632 Horatio Beanblower
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The guillotine needs to make a comeback.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:07 | 596066 doolittlegeorge
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i agree.  will we get someone more "professional"?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:10 | 595600 Prof Gulliver
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Recession over (not for you, but that's not important), Dow up 13 of the last 15 days.
Mission Accomplished!
Larry can now get his payoff from those who he nursed back to wealth ((not you, but that's not important).

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:23 | 595639 DaveyJones
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now that both the war and recession are over, I can finally start maxing out my credit card to pay my leaders back 

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:13 | 595601 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

 “is not a surprise, that there will be people who have worked enormously hard over the past few years to make decisions to go back to doing”

he is only 55 yrs old and the last two years he is, dung puckered out. what a wussy pussy.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:51 | 595900 Dadburnitpa
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He looks like he's just a Philly cheese steak away from a massive coronary.  It's probably best for the fat ass looter to leave town and let Timmay explain everything to the neck stretching team.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:41 | 596120 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

Dad burn it pa


Wed, 09/22/2010 - 00:21 | 596532 RabidYack
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Pat's > Geno's

Thu, 09/23/2010 - 04:52 | 599350 goldfish1
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Partial to Via Venetos...Norristown

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:13 | 595603 carbonmutant
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Dementia costs hit $604 billion in 2010

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The worldwide costs of dementia will reach $604 billion in 2010, more than one percent of global GDP output, and those costs will soar as the number of sufferers triples by 2050, according to a report on Tuesday.

I think they've underestimated the cost of demented government officials...

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:30 | 595683 NOTW777
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coincides with the obama liberalism wave

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:13 | 595606 Mad Max
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What fine old institution can he ruin next?

If I were Summers, I would be changing my name and identity, and moving to a country without an extradition treaty with the US.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:18 | 595625 svendthrift
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Israel? He can hang out with Pollard:

They have lots in common.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:19 | 595846 Translational Lift
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Yea....But he can't change being a bloated asshole.......

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:53 | 596034 NotApplicable
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I'll point out that it's served him well this far.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:09 | 596172 RockyRacoon
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Run some of his old interviews in an endless loop.  They make a great soporific.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:46 | 596016 Shameful
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That's my question.  I want to know where he is going next so I can gamble on their future insolvency.  The man is a plague bearer, looks like a Hutt...he must have a charming personality in person.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:16 | 595611 Miles Kendig
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Larry will provide yet another reason why I am happy to have canceled my subscription to the FT while I suspect that we may get the opportunity to see Laura Tyson or the vice of vice herself, Janet Yellen take the reigns.  I have to wonder if Christine Lagarde is available to meet the needs of American business since Nick may well bite the dust.

One thing is certain, Larry is a survivor and his imminent departure provides the strongest signal yet that all is not quite as it seems.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:41 | 595715 AccreditedEYE
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As the country seems to move more toward the French style of government by the day, Christine may be the best choice. They hate Americans though, and the opportunity to reject our government, thus slapping us in the face, would be too hard for her to resist.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:42 | 595736 Miles Kendig
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Christine is an old pro.  She could handle American business interests (and the MSM) with aplomb.  Too bad citizenship gets in the way as she would be a far more dynamic choice than watch the paint dry Janet.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:16 | 595616 NumberNone
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Goodbye will not be missed.  If only you practiced what you preached...

In this age of electronic money, investors are no longer seduced by a financial 'dance of a thousand veils.' Only hard and accurate information on reserves, current accounts, and monetary and fiscal conditions will keep capital from fleeing precipitously at the first sign of trouble. - Larry Summers

but then again the lug did have a love of kids...

There are children who are working in textile businesses in Asia who would be prostitutes on the streets if they did not have those jobs. -Larry Summers

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:19 | 595631 midtowng
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What do you call Summers, Geithner, Dick Cheney, and Fuld buried alive in a grave? A good start.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:21 | 595640 Gubbmint Cheese
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Rumor has it he's going to work for a Chinese Solar company

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:22 | 595650 svendthrift
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Oh Jesus. Are they going to toll-booth the sun now?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:55 | 596141 Raging Debate
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No, toll-booth air molecules.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:05 | 596291 svendthrift
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But air is free. Right?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:23 | 595651 Goldenballs
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Just nipping to the Shop love before Economic Disaster hits,another everyday story from the Whitehouse,or how its not safe to hang around when the roofs about to cave in.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:31 | 595690 Double down
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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:34 | 595701 WaltzTangoFoxtrot
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Unfortunately, since he prostituted himself for the politics of being on the inside of 1600 Penn, he has created for himself a huge credibility gap.  


Goldamn - they'll take him, but he won't go.  I say he's headed back to academia,  or maybe subbing for CNBCramer who never takes a vacation from being wrong!



Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:37 | 595717 Village Idiot
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Hey, Larry, come on over to my place for appetizers when you take off.  I'll be serving two kinds of cheese - Headama...dick  and balls.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:37 | 595720 PiratePiggy
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Pitate's Nomination for the best news on the Last Day of Summer: The Last Day of Summers



Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:38 | 595723 pauldia
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Summers replacement most another Clinton era selection. After all Bill and HILL  have the dirt on O and they have a direct line to the real President, George Soros. . Expect Laura Tyson.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:18 | 595946 knukles
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Fuck me.  Not that.  I mean I was just sitting here, pondering just how bad a choice of replacement that they could make and you have to come up with one of the absolute worst choices possible.  She's an airheaded neo-Marxist collectivist need a village to take a dump imaginary economist from, of all places, the bastion of common sense, Berkley.

Well, her or Paul Krugman.


(quivering and weeping softly)

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:44 | 595743 LadyH
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Hell, let's fly Hamid Karzai and the boys from the Afghan bank over, they're down with the graft culture and can step right into Larrys shoes

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:49 | 595757 Astute Investor
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I can't see him on Dancing With The Stars so look for Summers on The Biggest Loser next season.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:53 | 595760 Cow
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Shouldn't be hard to get someone to take his place...

Advert:  Amazing opportunity to rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic.  Lots of fresh air involved. Short term benefits. Swimming skills are highly recommended.  Boss is very flexible, as he is on the golf course most of the time.  Previous experience of wrecking a university or country's economy a must. Helps if you think you are always the smartest guy in the room.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:50 | 595767 MrTrader
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Larry, great job. Move on to your next millions, hum, billions, hum, trillions ! :=)))

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:02 | 595783 jmc8888
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Round of applause for the man who helped his constiuents (and definitely future employer whoever it is) the most: the banksters.....whoops. 

Obama is such a nero dumbass (which still makes him 10x smarter than any republican), he still doesn't understand he's the only Pirate still on his ship, sailing towards the Spanish fleet.

All the people to go down the center/republican/Queen of England/trickle down through bailouts path have deserted him after telling him to sail towards the Armada.

I guess he doesn't know it, because it isn't on his teleprompter.  *which he's even bringing out for closed meetings*

Now to see the d-bags the republicans put in power that are even worse will be quite amusing.  QE2 starts somewhere between after the election and when the new congress is sworn in.  That's when he can print, print, and print, with the bankster whore republicans not voting to take away Ben's unlimited treasury printing press value card.  But then again Nero wouldn't sign it anyways, so we're so fucked we resemble the bitch in a 50 man CREAMPIE gangbang (after the gangbang).


Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:29 | 595867 Cow
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It's Bush's fault, right?

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:01 | 595793 realitybiter
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Who is going to replace Cartman?


Also, Krispy Kreme is up 25% in the last few weeks.

Just sayin'.


I never expected any fiscal or intellectual discipline from someone who has absolutely no will to control his most basic functions.  Fool.  His folly is only exceeded by the minions that worship his unrecorded genius.  Let me record it.  He is a proven failure.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:18 | 595843 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

Krispy Kreme. I remember when Krispy Kreme's IPO came out. GD it was like selling legal cocaine. people honestly were driving down to denver, 4 hour trip, to get and stuff their mouth full of kremey cum. 

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:12 | 596073 doolittlegeorge
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i heard they wanted that hole, too.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:53 | 596138 Freebird
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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:03 | 595801 jesse livermoore
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bye bye  to the brilliant larry summers   dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out


Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:06 | 595808 Goldenballs
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Bye then.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:10 | 595822 lizzy36
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The big question is who takes over from Jaba the Summers?

President mentioned Zandi by name yesterday?

Big Business CEO?

Krugman (hahaha)

Summers returning to Havard.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:00 | 595921 DarkMath
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If Zandi takes over then we are well and truly f*cked.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:13 | 595943 Ned Zeppelin
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Zandi is not in Summers' league in terms of the depths of corruption and moral vacuousness required to fulfill the duties of the position.  He's just a lightweight wanna-be.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:54 | 596037 Careless Whisper
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i think u might be underestimating his credentials. he works at moody's and they seem quite corrupt. plus, he said the 800 bazillion stimulus was toooo small. and, best of all, he gives paid advice to both dems and repubs, so he's a total whore.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:57 | 596146 Freebird
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Mugabe. He's your man and he has the experience & the results...

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:31 | 595868 papaswamp
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Guess the Fed sent a different assessment to the WH.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:50 | 595898 lynnybee
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of course he's returning to HARVARD.   of course.   could anyone tell me why HARVARD wants him back ?    I'd love to know & understand.    It's widely known that he ruined their finances, why is this person even around anymore ?   Shouldn't he be in jail with Robert Rubin ?     ..... sick to death of these people .....   

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:14 | 596080 doolittlegeorge
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"i think women are biologically inferior."  "Welcome back to Harvard...with honors."

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:16 | 596082 Reductio ad Absurdum
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His willingness to admit publicly that, yes, men and women ARE in fact different is the only useful thing this guy has eever done.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:44 | 596127 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

Aristotle said almost the same thing. + cold.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:17 | 596083 Pez
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Harvard? Maybe they'll let him be a security cop . Give him a baton, or taser, god forbid a gun. I thought the WH position was a ruse to get rid of him.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:11 | 595919 gs_runsthiscountry
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CEO eh? Bill Gross name was just Someone sympathetic to Obama administration? Well then, Jeff Immelt wouldn’t be a shocking selection.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 18:17 | 595948 belogical
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Let me see, my next career move, I think I will be a weatherman or an economic advisor to the president. Either way I can guess and I'll have a 50% chance of being right.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:02 | 596053 NotApplicable
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I'm surprised to see so many people express concern over who replaces Larry. Quite simply, the choice is moot.

The only difference between any of these puppets is their bag of political lies.

Which puppet does the puppet named Obama pick? Why whichever lies are selling the best that day, determined by the puppet masters.

It matters not who is picked, as you are screwed no matter what.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 20:19 | 596183 RockyRacoon
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True.   It will just be another Keynesian.  Just a matter of degree.  All except the "save a little in the good times" part. 

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 19:16 | 596081 doolittlegeorge
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it could be true that Larry Summers never really mattered.  I don't disagree with that.  I do take with "and then there was one" however.  I believe BEN Bernanke is very much "on board."  Just ask Pinnochio who claims to be the expert on boards.

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:07 | 596293 Jason Bourne
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Fucking prick Summers.  Why was he allowed to resign - that fucker should HAVE to stay on so he can be there when the shit he and his "father" the prick Rubin results in our country financially imploding.

As to his replacement - lets see - who needs to sell out his holdings and not pay any capital gains tax.  Which Wall Street PRICK is looking to sell out.  Look for the replacement from there.



Tue, 09/21/2010 - 21:38 | 596336 Mad Max
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Larry Summers has been hired by NOW as their chief financial officer.  A NOW spokeswoman made a simple statement as follows:

"Yes, we hired Larry Summers as our new CFO.  All those things he said while at Harvard - he was right.  We couldn't do half the job he could.  His financial credentials are impeccable and we anticipate he will straighten out our finances quickly."

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 22:13 | 596397 tip e. canoe
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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 22:27 | 596418 Jim B
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The economy is now right for the TBTFs.  Good job Larry!

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 22:50 | 596442 williambanzai7
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" officials are weighing whether to put a prominent corporate executive in the NEC director’s job to counter criticism that the administration is anti-business "

Charlie Munger!!!!!   Thats the ticket

A douche for a douche

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 22:59 | 596461 Quantum Noise
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Does this qualify for the nuclear option when "Fat Boy" is leaving?

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 00:05 | 596514 palmereldritch
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Rumor has it, that in fact he's actually going home to work for his Dad

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