Bill Clinton talks about slitting throats, ‘blood lust’

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It’s probably a good idea not to volunteer to go down a dark alley with Bill Clinton.

That’s because during the financial crisis, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner solicited some feedback from Clinton. And according to a profile in the New York Times, it could have been a bloody mess.

At the time, the public wasn’t very happy with Geithner. But could could he do anything to appease the masses?

No, says Clinton.

[Geithner] cheerfully relayed a story that also appears in his book about the time he sought advice from Bill Clinton on how to pursue a more populist strategy. ‘You could take Lloyd Blankfein (the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs) into a dark alley,’ Clinton said, ‘and slit his throat, and it would satisfy them for about two days. Then the blood lust would rise again.’

Via New York Times

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