Financial Times Names Lloyd Blankfein Person of the Year

Friday, December 25, 2009 , , , 0 Comments

When Skeptical CPA first sent me this, I thought it was just a really late April Fool's joke. The Onion? Something?

Nope. It's totally real.


The Financial Times has chosen Lloyd C. Blankfein as its person of the year. Mr. Blankfein, the Goldman Sachs chief, has become the public face of Wall Street during its most testing period since the 1930s, the newspaper said, and Mr. Blankfein’s position and his personality were the basis of his selection.

Goldman Sachs, said the newspaper, “navigated the 2008 global financial crisis better than others,” and is about to make record profits while paying up to $23 billion in bonuses to its 31,700 staff.

The newspaper called Mr. Blankfein “a tough, bright, funny financier who reoriented Goldman. Under his leadership, trading and risk-taking have pushed to the fore, reducing the influence of its investment banking advisers.”

If I wanted to see jerking off, I know of places in San Francisco to rent videos like that. Seriously?

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Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.