People said we shouldn't focus on the bonuses at AIG. They said there's more important things. Well, I say that sometimes we get good results.
Jake DeSantis is one of the clowns who caused the mess were in. He was, until very recently, an executive vice president at AIG's financial products unit. And his poor widdle feelings have been hurt, just hurt so badly by everyone's mean words. And he's been working for only $1 a year, taking time away from his family and everything! Except that he wasn't working for $1/year, he was taking that salary as part of a media blitz from AIG to make people think they were taking the problems they caused seriously, all the while knowing that his real compensation would come to him in a "bonus," paid without regard to performance and guaranteed by American taxpayers. Now that Americans are deciding that DeSantis and his former colleagues deserve prison sentences far more than they do bonuses, he's quitting.
So Mr. DeSantis, let me say how happy I am that you quit. I hope your former colleagues follow your example, because in rating your performance over the last few years, there are only two choices: criminal or criminally incompetent. Either way we're better off without you than with you.
If you act among your family with the same reckless disregard for others you have shown at your job, it's doubtful any of them are all that excited at the prospect of extra time with you. I hear Wal-Mart is hiring!