Bank of America To Rick Perry: "We Will Help You Out"
We're not sure what BofA would see in Rick Perry but at this point they seem to need all the help they can get before they go under. Bank of America announced today they were laying off 3500 immediately, and as many as 10,000 in the near future. And their stock continues in free fall, down over 50 percent this year.
Should we be surprised, frightened, disgusted or simply say "we knew it", that in the informal mixer just after Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke at a Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire, an unknown gentlemen approaches a casual Perry like an Ian Flemming character, and proceeds to dead drop the following: "Bank of America... We will help you out"... and silently moves on. At least we know now who is funding what, and whose interests potential future president Perry will be paid to defend.
And for those who believe the man is a plant, we believe it is James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for BoA. You can see a photo of him here. He's on the board of directors for the New England Council, the sponsors of yesterday's Politics and Eggs breakfast.