Representative Elijah Cummings Steels Himself for Bank of America’s CEO Pick


Not that the Maryland Democrat is rushing them to make a decision or anything. He’s just curious — who are they going to pick to succeed Ken Lewis? For instance, will it be that chump Brian Moynihan, with whom he tangled at last year’s hearing over the Merrill Lynch bonuses? “Is this the guy we have got to face when we are dealing with Bank of America?” Cummings asked BofA director Charles Gifford at today’s House Oversight hearing. “I am not asking you for your decision. I am just asking if he is one of your top candidates.” If so, Cummings has a voodoo doll to make and some Irish jokes to think up.

At Hearing, Questions About BofA C.E.O. Candidate [DealBook/NYT]