Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: Kenny Boy

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Today we heard that Ken Lewis is retiring from Bank of America. He’ll get $125 million in retirement and stock. When your company gets $45 billion in the bailout it really doesn’t seem like so much. And it wasn’t easy. Paying $50 billion for Merrill Lynch’s toxic lunch, especially at Paulson and Bernanke’s Soup Nazi Kitchen, is a crazy way to spend a career. If I were an insider I’d probably think he’s worth every penny. Art done for Jason Treat at The Atlantic.

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