From the front lines: “I was shocked. I was screaming. One of my friends at Bank of America texted me, ‘Hey, we might be buying you guys.’ I was in denial. You see, Merrill has a much better repuation (sic) than a commercial bank like Bank of America. I was shocked I would be joining a lower-tier commercial bank. There’s a feeling, ‘I didn’t go through this whole interview process to work at a commercial bank.’” We can’t wait until they give this dude the polo shirt and visor. [IvyGate]
“I want to say at once that this would be a catastrophe for the region” that may stoke “a surge in violence and perhaps an increase in the number of refugees,” he said during his annual televised call-in show.