Friday, February 15, 2013

Give 'em Hell, Elizabeth

Charlie Pierce:

Also yesterday, in her first appearance as a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has been in the Senate for nearly an entire month, told a federal bank regulator:

"There are district attorneys and United States attorneys out there every day squeezing ordinary citizens on sometimes very thin grounds and taking them to trial in order to make an example, as they put it. I'm really concerned that 'too big to fail' has become 'too big for trial."    

That is a two-rail shot from There's A New Sheriff In Town, Sparky to the pursuit of the late Aaron Swartz, whose memorial service Warren made a point of attending, in two very simple sentence. There's doing your business and there's doing our business, and that makes all the difference.

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