Is Booker in this for himself? Are media folk like David Gregory actually conservative when it comes to financial matters?
ADDED: Chris Matthews accuses Booker of "sabotage" and "betrayal."
AND: Ana Marie Cox endorses Obama's "vampire" metaphor:
[I]t's pretty accurate: private equity firms exist to squeeze liquidity out of companies, then syphon off that profit to investors. The metaphor works on a deeper level as well. Just as with vampires, Americans are morbidly fascinated by hyperbolic success. We have an uneasy relationship with late, post-bailout capitalism: it's sexy, it's parasitical, it's dangerous, it's the product of unseen forces, it carries the promise of immortality at the cost of one's soul.Let's remember Booker's word: nauseating. That appeal to emotion and unreason — seen vividly in Cox — is nauseating.