Big Bundlers Go Boom! Obama Spurns New York Fatcats?!


New York city’s Wall Street barons and supermarket baronets and real estate dukes have, it actually seems, been shut down by the White House. (Except for all the ones that work in the White House.) The old-fashioned, Clintonesque Presidential check-receiving tour of Manhattan is donezo! “Speaking on the condition of anonymity to explain the hard feelings toward the president, many of his most generous donors express a more personal grievance, as well: They have been treated like pariahs. Obama has not only denied them government jobs, but thank-you letters and White House invites. He has not anointed a new first couple of fundraising.” (It doesn’t help that big bundlers such as Steven Rattner are wrapped up in PensionGate and Hassan Nemazee is off to the big house.) And the rest of them are so neck-deep at the trough of American job destruction, who’d want to be near them anyway? (A: Tim Geithner?)