Daily Archives: February 12, 2009

John Gapper

My FT column this week is a report on my trip to Washington to watch Tim Geithner unveil his financial bail-out and listen to bankers being castigated: Read more

John Gapper

The bankers’ grilling did liven up a bit – or get somewhat fiercer – in the afternoon. At one point, Ken Lewis of Bank of America showed signs of finally losing his temper during what became a seven-hour marathon of questions and speeches, many of them repetitive.

The heat was turned up in the afternoon by Michael Capuano, the representative from Massachusetts, who devoted his five minutes to an impressively outraged rant about how awful bankers are, starting with the memorable quote: Read more