The financial mess foisted upon the American public,
finds no better expression than the sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley,
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And curled lip and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read.
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed,
And on the pedestal these words appear,
'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,'
Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair,
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away
Dedicated to malefactors: Kerry Killinger who sunk Washington Mutual
Chuck Prince who sunk Citicorp
Mozillo who sunk Countrywide
Stan O'Neill who sunk Merrill Lynch
Senior management of Bear Stearns
Senior Management of Lehman Brothers
Senior Management of AIG
Greenspan for his hubris and obtuseness
The Bush Administration for being clueless
Bernanke who recognized the problem at the 'edge of the cliff'
The hapless and inept SEC
The Bush Administration who protected us from Martha Stewart!!
With all its faults, America is still the best country in the world.....bar none!!
Luciano J. Ercolini
Dalmatian Realty of Silicon Valley
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