Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: Grasslier Than Thou

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It’s been a cathartic day going after AIG and the bonuses. It’s a political chocolate factory; free righteous indignation about the bonuses (nobody’s mentioning the billions going to banks through AIG that don’t need them). Eliot Spitzer (yes him) wrote interestingly about that on Slate. Chuck Grassley last night called for the bonus boys to commit hara-kiri. To sample the current mood on Capitol Hill we’ve asked four representatives to join us for their take on AIG. Thank you panel.

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