At noon, Big O and I are meeting with what's left of the CEO of Wall Street firms, as well as some presidents of community banks. I expect with that kind of crowd, the meeting's going to have a kind of "Grasshopper and the Ant" feel about things. That's why the community bankers are getting a hot lunch, and the CEOs were asked to brown-bag it.
Last night, Toes and Gibbsy talked to some reporters on background and said that the Big Guy wasn't going to take the Wall Street executives to the woodshed, which was easy to promise since we turned the woodshed into a playhouse for the girls three weeks ago, and Big Guy and the execs out there in the pink playhouse wouldn't be a good photo op ... for anyone.
There's also the issue of the CEOs in attendance having raised millions for the Big Guy's primary and general election campaigns. Some people might think that would be uncomfortable for us, or that maybe we'd feel guilty, or that we'd give the money back.
Those people clearly haven't been paying attention to how we in the Obama Administration do bidness.