Friday, January 9, 2008
The kf Curse! It turns out that alleged CarCzar Designee Steven Rattner, endorsed in this space yesterday , has a large and embarrassing** conflict of interest . NY Post covers . ... More suprisingly, the New York Times picks up on the Post 's sniping at Pinch Sulzberger's BFF . But only online (as far as I can see). Rattner's ... special status seems to continue in the print edition (although I won't know for sure until tomorrow)...
**--[ Embarrassing?--ed He bought Blender !] According to the NY Post :
Cerberus [which owns Chrysler] recently notified Rattner and his group that they're in technical default of terms to repay a $125 million loan that he used to bankroll his $250 million purchase, two years ago, of sexy lad magazine Maxim and pop-music magazine Blender.
Guy who can't run Maxim wants to run GM! But he still wrote a great union-bashing article . ... 11:25 P.M.
Thrown into the Burris patch : What makes everyone so sure that Majority Leader Harry Reid was " beaten " and "outfoxed" in the matter of Roland Burris? He was beaten and outfoxed into having one more Democratic senator than he was counting on having. A few more of these beatings and he'll pass card check with 5 votes to spare. ... 10:00 P.M.