Collapse of Bear Stearns Ruined Date Night For Hank And Wendy Paulson

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On March 14, 2008, three days before the the Federal Reserve organized the sale of Bear Stearns to JPMorgan at a fire-sale price, former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson found himself unable to concentrate on his favorite thing: birds. From his memoir, On the Brink:

"Wendy and I went to the National Geographic Society to see The Lord God Bird, a terrific documentary on the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird so spectacular it made people say Lord God!! Normally, I would have enjoyed this immensely, but I was preoccupied with Bear Stearns."

Fortunately, Hank's heroic actions have ensured that civilization did not collapse, and The Lord God Bird may yet make it to the big screen.

Collapse Of Bear Stearns Took Away From Hank Paulson’s Bird Time [Dealbreaker]
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