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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 08:51 AM
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16. The strange thing was during the lead up to the
Iraq war, Paulson started popping up on cable TV discussing the strong merits of the invasion, and he was treated respectfully always as an astute expert on national security. I thought it was ridiculous - here was a banker who I am sure knew next to nothing about invading a sovereign country that didn't do anything to the US, and he kept getting the platform to spout rubbish.
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  -What kind of person gives up a private sector, $30 million a year job... TechBear_Seattle  May-31-06 08:20 AM   #0 
  - The answer...  liberalpress   May-31-06 08:21 AM   #1 
  - Thats easy ...  primative1   May-31-06 08:21 AM   #2 
  - Right. Im sure he is just patriotic...  emperor72   May-31-06 09:58 AM   #21 
  - Maybe because there is much more than $30 million to be made  liberal N proud   May-31-06 08:22 AM   #3 
  - Agree n/t  fedupinBushcountry   May-31-06 08:27 AM   #8 
  - Follow the money  Juniperx   May-31-06 08:23 AM   #4 
  - Prestige, history books, connections, etc.  Wickerman   May-31-06 08:23 AM   #5 
  - If he made 30,000,000  bowens43   May-31-06 08:25 AM   #6 
  - Last time I read he owns $1 billion in Goldman Sachs stock  keta11   May-31-06 08:26 AM   #7 
  - Is it possible that the 'barons' arranged this nomination? Does he  higher class   May-31-06 08:29 AM   #9 
  - He took home $38 million  Lasher   May-31-06 08:35 AM   #10 
  - A chance to be at the helm of the world's largest economy?  enigma000   May-31-06 08:35 AM   #11 
  - My guess is...  Virginia Dare   May-31-06 08:38 AM   #12 
  - Well put, and exactly what I was thinking n/t  TechBear_Seattle   May-31-06 08:53 AM   #17 
  - After making "X" amount of money it's...................  Bonhomme Richard   May-31-06 08:38 AM   #13 
  - To be fair, if someone we liked was the president and he  enlightenment   May-31-06 08:42 AM   #14 
  - The strange thing was during the lead up to the  keta11   May-31-06 08:51 AM   #16 
  - That I did not know --  enlightenment   May-31-06 09:07 AM   #18 
     - It was just so incongrous seeing him regularly  keta11   May-31-06 09:12 AM   #19 
  - Like Bob Rubin - who left Goldman Sachs to be Clinton's Treasury Sec  beaconess   May-31-06 10:57 AM   #24 
     - It does permeate everything, doesn't it?  enlightenment   May-31-06 01:12 PM   #27 
  - because he already has more money than he can spend?  orangepeel68   May-31-06 08:46 AM   #15 
  - Actually NPR had a piece on this this very morning.  underpants   May-31-06 09:20 AM   #20 
  - Power is a much better orgasm  zbdent   May-31-06 10:17 AM   #22 
  - access and influence . . . to help him (and GS) in the future . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   May-31-06 10:23 AM   #23 
  - why would he continue to need a $30million a year job?  LSK   May-31-06 11:04 AM   #25 
  - Exactly-what's in it for him?!  TheGoldenRule   May-31-06 12:44 PM   #26 
  - I think it goes deeper than the surface...  windbreeze   May-31-06 01:27 PM   #28 

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