It’s official: The Onion has absorbed Politico
My blogger friend Weldon Berger of BTC News caught this one this morning:
An unsigned post on Politico offering some insight into possible Geithner successors:
Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, is considered a strong dark-horse candidate. Dimon has said he is not interested in public office but many on Wall Street believe he would accept the job if asked by Obama. But the White House will have to decide whether Dimon, who leads the most successful bank in the U.S., is too closely aligned with Wall Street. (emphasis added)
I do not understand how anyone could write that without either dying of laughter or being struck dead by lightning.
Indeed. Even this White House, as tone-deaf as it is to its progressive base, wouldn’t be stupid enough to try to float Dimon for Treasury, would it? After all, this is the same Jamie Dimon who just last month earned the title “Wall Street’s hero” for accusing the administration of slowing economic growth with too many new regulations.
Then again, not only did Politico post this, but The Atlantic followed shortly after, with Mr. Dimon being the first on its list of “Who’s Brave Enough to Take Tim Geithner’s Job?” We are all The Onion now.