File this one under âThings We Wish We Could Un-hear.â
In her new book, âA Fighting Chance,â Sen. Elizabeth Warren writes this about Tim Geithner, former Treasury secretary:
âMillions of people were getting tossed out on the street, but the governmentâs most important job was to provide a soft landing for the tender fannies of the banks.â
Reading the words is one thing, but we probably couldâve done without actually hearing Warren say âtender fanniesâ out loud:
â Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) May 7, 2014
Hereâs the video from todayâs edition of NPRâs Diane Rehm ShowÂ (starts around the 8:50 mark):
Rehm: What do you think of the role Hank Paulson played and the role Tim Geithner played?
Warren: Well, as I talk about both of them in the book, my view was they focused much too much on protecting the tender fannies of the largest financial institutions.
â Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 7, 2014
Now, granted, itâs Elizabeth WarrenâsÂ Ăźber-progressive political philosophy thatâs truly objectionable. But âtender fanniesâÂ doesnât exactly make her more palatable. We may need some time to regroup.
â Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 7, 2014
â CA Mayhem (@MaybeLaterSon) May 7, 2014