It was a fight to the finish between two heavyweight contenders. In this corner, representing the big Wall Street interests and wearing green trunks the color of money, Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts. And in this corner, representing common sense and the American people, wearing red, white, and blue trunks, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. The gentleman from Massachusetts had the refs were on his side, thanks to the bout's corporate sponsors, so the outcome was a foregone conclusion. It was impressive that the fight got as far as it did, and in the end it was a split decision, but it's as they say in the boxing world: In a split decision the reigning contender always wins.
And when it comes to Capitol Hill, banks are always the reigning contender. more »
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