Mark Zandi Says Jamie Dimon Would Be "Fabulous" Replacement To Geithner, Unclear On Madoff Succession Chances

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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:44 | 1424158 malikai
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Wow. If it is Dimon, we all owe RoboTrader a drink for a that call.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:00 | 1424207 French Frog
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Quite clearly now, TPTB in the US feel that they can get away with just about anything, no matter how outrageous it looks to seasonned ZH readers as the masses are oblivious to the bigger games being played around them (and before someone says ... yes you can replace US with Europe or ....)

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:30 | 1424290 tom a taxpayer
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Oui, French Frog. Now that DSK is looking for a job, TPTB are thinking former IMF head DSK is an even better choice than Dimon for U.S. Sec of Treasury. International MuthaFucha DSK can take U.S. Treasury to a whole...'nother...level.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:40 | 1424332 Careless Whisper
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Presenting the first of 4,500 witnesses to testify at the Senate confirmation hearing on mister Dimon.  Meet US Marine Captain Jonathan Rowles:


Mon, 07/04/2011 - 17:57 | 1425160 whstlblwr
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Why Zandi on TV and not jail? He responsible for selling bad securities around world. Selling junk that he rated AAA. Now treated with respect? Who care what he think?

"The securitization markets collapsed when it became clear the rating agencies had been overly optimistic. When a security goes from AAA to junk within a few weeks, it does not inspire confidence in the rating process.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:02 | 1424218 Troll Magnet
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If it is Dimon, I might just lose it and expatriate for good. 

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:36 | 1424322 snowball777
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Wait until he runs for president. BYO barfbag.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 13:01 | 1424552 Bananamerican
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Dimon, The Geeth and Zandi....motherfuckers all.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 17:13 | 1425101 unununium
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I, for one, welcome our Pig Man overlords.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:45 | 1424342 malikai
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Ok, you got it. Sorry about that, didn't see your post, probably because you didn't get 1 billion junks like Robo.

Credit given where credit is due. That is your call.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:11 | 1424405 Hugh G Rection
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I'll buy RT a ruffieColada... Then introduce him to my new Troll Rollover Plan.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 21:18 | 1425436 The Malamute Kid
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I,d take Bernie over that Dimon piece of dog crap any day!

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:45 | 1424159 williambanzai7
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This guy is a donkey dressed up like a horse.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:48 | 1424168 LongBalls
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Zandi needs to wipe his mouth.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:47 | 1424350 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Zandi is an ass douche.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:03 | 1424225 Janice
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Mark Zandi is just pontificating in hopes of a lucrative government job.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:32 | 1424311 blindfaith
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Well, I wish everyone would email, tweet or facebook a message to NPR's Diane Rehm Show, that this moron doesn't deserve a media voice.

She, Diane Rehm, laps up every word this this idiot and other special interest voices have to say and destroys here credibility in the process as being objective. Lets hear more moronic ideas from the likes of The Enterprise Institute, Moodies, Brookings, and all the other "I live in a different goldfish bowl from you" crowd. 

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:49 | 1424358 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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NPR is for ninnies.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:50 | 1424508 centerline
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Who can even listen to that show anyhow?  I feel like I am going to stroke out just listening to her.  NPR in general dropped the ball over a year ago just like most other MSM outlets.  They claim to be independant but operate in part on public (gov) funding.  No surprise there.  Likewise, real reporting does take some effort (cash) and there isn't much of either anymore.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:46 | 1424345 tom a taxpayer
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The Wall Street whores dress different from the Times Square whores. And the Wall Street whores can afford the trip to Sweden for the Moody's Triple-Rated-AAA anatomical accommodations needed to service Wall Street's BigSwingingDs.  

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:45 | 1424160 Xibalba
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Wouldn't that be a demotion for him? 

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:37 | 1424323 snowball777
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Only if he actually steps down at JP when he gets the nod. ;)

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 14:30 | 1424798 eatthebanksters
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Don't you see?  It's JD's way off of his Titanic...he can walk away, get his taxes waived on the investments he must seel so as to be in a no conflict situation as Treasury Secretary.   He be absolved of responsibility for the destruction of Chase and all of the damage that it has done to the world, and he'll be rich beyond his wildest dreams, laughing all the way.  One thought, if the CEO of a TBTF bank had a zero tolerance policy for corrupt activities, do you think we'd be in this mess?  Dimon is a crook, a bigger one than Madoff and he even got his buddies in Washington to bail him out with our (taxpayer) money.  Poor Madoff, I wonder what he is thinking?  I wanna see Dimon swinging from a lampost! 

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:29 | 1424456 A_MacLaren
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More likely a way for him to pull a Hank Paulson (GS) backdoor liquidation of his JPM stock before the grand implosion.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:47 | 1424163 Winterland
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If it were to happen SPU's rip. The market would love that choice, and guess what? Jaime gets the his capital gains tax waived when he would sell his shares of JPM, much like Paulson did when he left GS. I think it saved his close to $400mm.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:40 | 1424329 snowball777
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Phase 1: Crash (think biggest pump'n'dump operation in history).

Phase 2: Sell off US gold reserves (to selves, natch).

Phase 3: Hyperinflation (go-go-gadget gold!).

Phase 4: NWO (Mr. Dimon wants you to use less spit when you polish his loafers, bitchez).


Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:09 | 1424402 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I am sure he accomplished all of that as NYFed Director.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:47 | 1424164 The Axe
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sacred honor      my ass...

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:49 | 1424169 White.Star.Line
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These positions are not demotions for the bankster clan.

Careers in the "thieves and traitors" segment now requires a brief stint in government service.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:54 | 1424186 Popo
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Actually,  these types of positions are *instant* bonuses of tens of millions of dollars because they involve non-taxation rules.

Paulson got a windfall of over $100 million by becoming SecTres.   Thanks for the "service" Hanky.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:03 | 1424224 Bay of Pigs
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Exactly. The Banksters run the UST now.

Nothing is legit anymore. Brazen crimes happening right out in the open and accepted as "normal", welcomed and sanctioned by the regulators and law enforcement officials hired to stop this kind of criminal activity.

Bizarro world indeed.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:51 | 1424174 Popo
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It's one thing to have a black-ops,  New York Fed chairman who colluded with crime-bosses become Secretary of the Treasury.

It's another thing to have one of the actual crime-bosses himself become Secretary of the Treasury.

This is completely out of control.  

Historically speaking, there is only one thing that stops trends like this.  And it usually involves flames, blood and a lot of noise.

Given that Americans don't have the stomach for those things,   I for one would like to welcome our new evil financial overlord.  


Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:04 | 1424227 Oh regional Indian
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Very true Popo. All as per plan. Americans will arise, but only after much heat has been applied.

A frog, a vessel and hot water come to mind.


Mon, 07/04/2011 - 16:21 | 1425025 Gordon Freeman
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Paulson was a crime-boss

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:50 | 1424176 XRAYD
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Contrary to the laws of nature, and principles ground in truth, only in the banking world INCEST is considered a good thing.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:51 | 1424180 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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I dunno. Tend to agree with Zandi, I mean, why not do away with all the pretense and put a person in charge who has their hand wiggling up Geithener's ass anyway. Same difference.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:35 | 1424473 strannick
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Jimmy wiggle pinky, see Timmy wave

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 17:03 | 1425089 WonderDawg
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That is some funny shit.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:53 | 1424184 Oh regional Indian
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Fabulous eh? It's clear enough that is one job the bank's will not get away from them.

My feeling is they will choose a person who will be sacrificed in the coming shit-storm of financial mayhem. 



Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:01 | 1424185 moonstears
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Madoff, "Ponzi Master" and smooth talker of 20+ yrs, would be perfect for Sec Treasury in the current failing US economic system, and he comes cheap, bus him to a Northern VA prison, and put him on work release everyday, pay him $1.25 an hour, sure he'll be more than happy to help. It's not like DC's credibility would suffer.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:08 | 1424241 FEDbuster
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I would rather see Madoff as FED chairman.

Linda Green's signature would look nice on the front of the FRNs, plus it's easy to sign.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:57 | 1424193 Zero Govt
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"Well now we have pure comedy genius to add to allegations of incompetent buffoonery."

It's a small world the elite educated halls of WS and DC ...those schools sure churn out an endless stream of 'winners' (none solvent yet but there's hopium!)

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:58 | 1424197 RobotTrader
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If Dimon is coronated as the new Treasury secretary, then new highs in stocks are imminent.

How is it that the PigMen always get the news first?

Oh, I forgot, they heard it from the Kiev and Prague escorts.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:26 | 1424291 Azannoth
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So now your a Pimp, how low can you fall still ?

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:03 | 1424390 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Now?  He has always advocated his Pigmen are get what they want. 

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 13:40 | 1424658 10kby2k
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Those ladies accept only hard assets.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:51 | 1424513 Liquid Courage
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I was obligated to conversate with the  Bishop to properly orientate the throne so we could coronate the new King.

Now, the non-moron version:

I was obliged to converse with the Bishop to properly orient the throne so we could crown the new King.

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:59 | 1424198 ISEEIT
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Even more hope and change.

This is just spectacular. Although I was sorta hoping Lloyd would get the gig, but I guess that would be a 'little' too overt?

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:58 | 1424199 LoneStarHog
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Mark Zandi would make an excellent SPEEDBUMP !!!!!

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