Meg Whitman's Goldman Sachs Déjà vu

Eight years after Meg Whitman paid $395,000 to settle with eBay shareholders and was thrown off Goldman's board like a bottle of piss from a speeding big rig she still claims to have done nothing wrong.
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"The SEC's charges [that Goldman Sachs defrauded some clients to benefit others] are completely unfounded in law and fact and we will vigorously contest them and defend the firm and its reputation." ~ Lucas van Praag, Goldman Sachs partner and chief spokesman - April 16, 2010

"This is an egregious distortion of the facts. [That Goldman Sachs defrauded eBay stockholders by bribing Meg Whitman.] The investment bankers play no role in how shares are allocated, and banking clients did not receive favored treatment." ~ Lucas van Praag, Goldman Sachs partner and chief spokesman - October 3, 2002

The first quote, as you can see, is from last Friday. The second is from eight years ago, shortly before Meg Whitman paid $395,000 to settle with eBay shareholders and was thrown off Goldman's board like a bottle of piss from a speeding big rig.

Goldman Sachs paid $110 million to settle with SEC.

The more things change...

Eight years later, Meg Whitman still denies that she did anything wrong.

And she just put $20 million more in her campaign for governor of California.

And she's leading.

"If Meg Whitman wins the GOP nomination (as seems likely) and then the governorship, she'll instantly become a leading candidate for vice president in 2012 and a likely presidential candidate for 2016." ~ David Frum - March 29, 2010

"When she was little, she was extremely determined. Whatever she decided to do, she was going to do. Meg was a pretty good swimmer. But at meets, I had to be there, because if she wasn't at least first or second, she'd be screaming with rage." ~ Meg Whitman's Mother

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