With grief and shame, it is time for me to come out and confess a terrible dark secret you might not have guessed: I’m the one responsible for the current financial crisis. Yes, it’s entirely my fault. It’s time for me to stand and openly take full responsibility for this mess, and to take the full consequences that must be dished out as a result.
Lehman Brothers Chief Executive Richard Fuld, recently “took the blame for the company’s staggering second-quarter loss . . . This is my responsibility” he stated back in June. Now, with the complete failure of Lehmann Brothers, he had to accept the consequences for his guilt — in the form of a $22 million award. And that was just for being partially responsible for the crisis. I’m fully responsible and am prepared to accept the total burden that is my due.
It’s called Wall Street justice, and it’s time it’s dished out my way. Just hope this bailout package gets passed quickly so I can get my piece of the consequences pie. A big piece, after all, since I’m taking the full blame for this fiasco.