Goldman Sachs bankers are the deserved target of a lot of Wall Street bashing by regular Americans whose jobs have been lost and homes foreclosed due to the many crimes (yes, crimes) perpetrated by the banks, insurance companies and ratings agencies. New York Post columnist John Crudele has challenged Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein to go up against him in a Wall Street boxing match:
Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman of Goldman Sachs, would probably like to see me hurt. And I’d like to see him investigated for insider trading.
So I figured a boxing match was in order. The only hitch, I can’t seem to get Blankfein to do it.
Let me tell you anyway how I almost became a pugilist.
A few weeks ago someone from a gym downtown was looking for some publicity and mentioned that there is a charity boxing match with Wall Street types going against each other scheduled for Dec. 10.
It’s for an excellent cause — to help women who are trapped in the sex trade industry. It’s at Cipriani Wall Street, an expensive joint that is only accustomed to sweat when customers get the check.
One of us — and I can’t imagine it was me — suggested that I might want to participate.
Without really giving it a lot of thought I agreed — but only if my opponent was Blankfein, the 56-year old Bronx-born, Brooklyn-bred gazzillionaire who leads a merry gang of other gazzillionaires at the Wall Street firm. I figured, why waste punches on someone who doesn’t deserve them.
I’ve been investigating Goldman and Blankfein for years and — yes — I think he should get a smack or two…
[read the rest in the New York Post]