June 12, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:38 pm

This positively stunning video of Congressman Alan Grayson politely and patiently questioning Elizabeth Coleman, the Inspector General of the Federal Reserve Board, about who received the trillions of dollars the Federal Reserve has lent or spent since September and whether she has any idea about what the deal is with the Fed’s 9 trillion dollars worth of off-balance-sheet transactions. Her responses (or lack thereof) are positively frightening.

This video has been circulating on the web for a bit, but even if you have seen it, you might want to watch it again, only this time keep your eye on the woman off Inspector General Coleman’s left shoulder. Obviously, Ms. Coleman’s assistant, she apparently realizes that her boss is in deep doo doo, and watching the disaster, she appears to be experiencing the beginning of a case of the hot squirts. She whispers in her boss’s ear to try to help her, and one at one point reaches for her Blackberry, presumably to get help from the office. Finally, you can see her ripping off a piece of paper from her pad to slip her boss a note.

I imagine the note said something like, “You’re being slaughtered! Christ! Do something! Pretend you’re having an epileptic fit!”


  1. That kind of (non)performance deserves a flaying, with salt rubbed into the wounds, before being covered with honey and staked out over an anthill.
    But it’s okay, Jimbo… The One will kiss it and make it all better…

    Comment by Dave Merriman — June 12, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

  2. I mean, we always knew government accounting and it’s handling of funds was bad but I don’t think any of us knew it was actually THIS bad. Incompetent doesn’t even begin to cover it. Wow, talk about swimming in the deep end with no floaties……

    Comment by RobbieRob — June 13, 2009 @ 9:19 am

  3. Next up… Government run healthcare. I can’t wait!

    Comment by Dan — June 15, 2009 @ 8:53 am

  4. Jimbo.. I have a video on my site that’s just as scary, if not more. don’t have time to link here to it.. see you later!

    Comment by Nancy — June 15, 2009 @ 10:21 am

  5. Well, there is definitely no uncertainty of her understanding what the Inspector General’s duties are.
    Now, if she could only learn how to perform these duties, she would be worthy of holding that office.

    Cheeeezzzz…..”Yes We Can”….really…..

    Comment by Little Willie — June 17, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

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