Not Only Did Fab Tourre Use Shitty CDOs To Advance Goldman Goals But Emoticons Too
Thanks, TLP, for the "shirt" (if that's what they are calling it these days)
GET THE NOOSE READY!! The dirty GS motherfucker used exclamation points and emoticons in emails to his girlfriend!!! Those filthy Goldman bastards!!
The e-mails, which make liberal use of exclamation points and contain more than a few emoticons, illustrate both Tourre's cavalier attitude and the doubts he harbored about the CDO business.
In one e-mail, Tourre boldly acknowledged that he didn't necessarily understand "all the implications" of the complicated and highly leveraged bets he was placing, adding that he was, in a twisted bit of logic, working on behalf of American consumers.
"Anyway, not feeling too guilty about this, the real purpose of my job is to make capital markets more efficient and ultimately provide the U.S. consumer with more efficient ways to leverage and finance himself, so there is a humble, noble and ethical reason for my job ;)" Tourre wrote.
Well wait a minute, was Tourre really plotting against Goldman's stupid ass clients or was he just trying to show off what a financial gangster he was to a girl he was screwing (or trying to screw)?
Personally I'm not that turned on by emoticons myself but used in moderation, they can certainly be both useful and descriptive. x_@, for example. Excessively useful.