Suze Orman to Dubya: “You Owe the American People Every Penny of Your Fortune and Your Family’s Fortune”

suzeormanWho doesn’t love SNL star Kristen Wiig’s impersonation of CNBC financial adviser and shoulder-pad suit lesbian Suze Orman? Nobody, that’s who– which is why, by the transitive property of inequalities, we also love Suze Orman– despite her telling us that we couldn’t take that trip to Cabo this year because we have crushing debt and zero income.

Why else do we love Suze? Well, because it takes a lesbian to really dress down our former Failure-in-Chief.

In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Orman took President Bush to task for his failure to take control of the financial crisis– and then absolving himself of responsibility. WWD writes:

“Sitting in a green room after her TV interviews, she lambasts everyone from Alan Greenspan to Larry Summers to the former president of the United States, who holds an especially dark place in her heart. “Commander in Chief?” she says of George W. Bush, with a mix of disbelief and scorn. “You blew up every single financial vessel we had and if you think you aren’t personally responsible, well, the blame starts at the top. There is no higher top than you, SIR! If I were you, I would feel so absolutely horrific that I would take every penny I had and distribute it to anybody and everybody to help them in whatever way I could. You owe the American people every penny of your fortune and your family’s fortune.”

Somebody’s just been denied.

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6 Comments

  • ajax

    Now, this would be a better focus for popular anger than AIG bonuses! Storm the Bush compound!!

  • BillyBob Thornton

    The republicans agenda for reducing federal oversight and regulations it what let this happen. Why do we not hear and read the analysts saying this? It happened under the Reagan administration, and it happened under the Bush administration. It took the democrats to fix it the first time. I just hope it isn’t gone too far for it to be fixed this time.

  • Mark M

    Yes the evil people in power are evil.. but everyone owns plenty of blame here. From the Bohemian club to the working poor who bought 40G SUVs on credit, and (in my area) 500G shack homes, thinking that they would make it rich. How many under employed people do you know who have iPods, Cell phones, Kindles, and expensive cars? We all needed this dressing down, as far as I can see.

  • Jaroslaw

    BillyBobThornton – why don’t we hear about this? Because the Dems allowed it. Perhaps there were occasions where the Repubs held a supermajority and they passed stuff without Dem support, but for the most part they’re both crooks & dishonest.

  • Brian Miller

    Yes, Bush was a moron.

    But focusing on him right now is dumb. He himself isn’t solely (or even primarily) to blame for the firestorm we’re in now.

    Who is to blame?

    Crooks like Madoff.

    Congressmen and Senators who authorized taxpayer funded big bonuses.

    Dumb banks who lent money to pay it back.

    Oh, and idiots who bought houses, cars, and consumer goods they couldn’t afford with debt they couldn’t service — which any idiot could see would lead to disaster — yet view themselves as “victims.”

  • Condenasty

    @Brian
    I heartily agree. My Grandparents were anti-credit and lived debt free and happy. I grew up in the aspirational “buy now pay later” era of easy credit and overspending. I am sure many people are now looking around their homes at all their “treasured” junk wishing they had done things differently. It is definitely time to hunker down and dig out of this mess one month at a time.

    That said I think that the American people should have recieved a bailout. The banks are not leading so there is no trickle-down effect (shocker). We all should have gotten a few thousand to apply to credit cards and mortgages to “trickle-up” to the banks and businesses.

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