Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
This morning's Senate hearing was exceptional. As I plan to point out, it was a kind of non-fiction dramatic theatre--the first four witnesses became the face of Goldman Sachs, for better or worse. A superb piece went up on Salon today to that effect. A friend of mine who was watching--in a highly agitated state--suggested all four be sent to spend a two-year hitch with the Third Infantry Division. Interesting thought. This will go on, and it will get worse for Goldman. They are not the only ones to blame. The Senators leading the questioning are not blameless themselves. The mess is big--and while the hearing was going on, we were learning (again) about the time bomb of the deficit. Guess what? It needs action, or the nation is heading for fiscal ruin. And so it goes.
For those of you who thought I mispronounced "Weir" Mississippi last night--I've been there, and was trying to get it right but it might have seemed wrong on the air. Just as Delacroix, Louisiana is "Dela-crow," Weir is "wear." For the record.
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