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!”