Guess the Anonymous Regan Quote!
I find it curious that American voters may have to choose between two New Yorkers and it has received little, if no attention, from the coastal media. Maybe they think the rest of us won't notice. Maybe they don't care whether the rest of us notice. After all, New York is the Center of Everything (followed at a respectful distance by the District of Columbia and a great distance by everyone else), so the rest of us should be glad that someone from New York would be sitting in the Oval Office.Okay, first of all, stop projecting. And second of all, fuck you.
FINANCE • Stan O'Neal wasn't invited to a big Merrill Lynch reunion party thrown by Evelyn Juan, the son of a Merrill founder. Guess Stan will just have to drink himself to sleep in his board-provided office. [DealBreaker] • Goldman's unbelievable success is forcing all the other top banks to dig deep into the honey pot and pay out a record-setting $38 billion in bonuses, despite losing $74 billion in market value. Goldman, of course, accounts for almost half of the bonus pool. Let's just say it's good to be Goldman. [Deal Journal/WSJ, Bloomberg] • Steve Schwarzman spared no expense for his son's wedding and the tab ran to $150,000, including a $20,000 BBQ supper, $7,000 for drinks, and $50,000 to rent an entire hotel and keep the riffraff out. Still pales in comparison to Schwarzman's $3 million birthday bash. [NYP]
"It wouldn't be fair to ask that question at this point," the Republican presidential hopeful said in an exclusive interview in Dubuque, Iowa, just hours before Kerik was indicted in New York. "He may or may not be charged, he may or may not be convicted. Who knows what happens?"Makes sense, sure, but that won't fly with voters — or Democratic hecklers, who are hoping Kerik's grime will tarnish everything Giuliani says from now on.
While praising Reagan's blunt description of the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," Giuliani went out of his way to note that "Communist China" deserved the same epithet. The man who was sitting immediately to Giuliani's left as he said this — Sheldon Adelson this summer opened two casinos in Macau.What the Globe doesn’t point out is that, funnily enough, Giuliani's own firm, Giuliani Security & Safety Asia — a part of the ultralucrative constellation of anti-terror consultancies the man amassed after 9/11 — is itself gearing up to do major business with the Evil Empire. Check out their Website, which proudly proclaims that GSSA is "preparing to introduce its comprehensive security and safety consulting services to South Korea and China." Now that will be one awkward board meeting. Know Your Audience, Giuliani Learns [Political Intelligence/Boston Globe] Giuliani Security & Safety Asia [Official site]
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