Today’s Morning Joe on MSNBC had some of the funniest moments on a TV news show since Chris Matthews took conservative radio talk show host Kevin James on the issue of appeasement.
The topic of discussion this morning was the money that former New York Stock Exchange chairman, Richard Grasso had taken home, roughly $190 million. Pat Buchanan launched a tirade on CNBC’s Lawrence Kudlow for his unabashed support of Grasso’s compensation.
The funniest part comes after Kudlow opines that Grasso must be lauded for his “Herculean” efforts to restart the operations of the NYSE in ten days. Buchanan shoots back saying, “Now, that’s what he got paid a $5 million bonus for. Did any of the New York City firemen get a $5 million bonus?” The other rib-ticking moment came when Buchanan asked, “Why does he get so many million dollars when he leaves? What did they pay him a salary for?”
While I disagree with Buchanan’s views on executive pay, I must say that the way he argued against it was funny. Incidentally, Kudlow chided Buchanan during the discussion for sounding like Obama’s echo. Jack Welch was also at the discussion table.
Here is the video of the episode from MSNBC.
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