February 19, 2009

Rep. Cantor and feathering your own nest

Hypocrisy is a motherfucking pain. As it turns out, Rep. Eric Cantor's vote for TARP has ended up supporting the very bank his wife works for. I say work, but the reality is no one is really sure what she does

Diana Cantor runs the Virginia branch of Emigrant's wealth-management division, called Virginia Private Bank & Trust, which targets an ultra-rich clientele. ... The Virginia Private Bank & Trust, a satellite opened this spring, is still getting off the ground. On Thursday, when ProPublica visited its small Richmond office in an office park not far from the Cantors' home, a sheet of white paper taped to the door served as its sign. One of the two employees there said the office had yet to serve a client since it opened last spring. She referred further queries to the bank's main office.

Of course, after his wife's bank got their bailout, Cantor voted against TARP 2. And the Stimulus package for the rest of the county. It's good to know that his integrity is literally as deep as a shallow puddle.

(Love to Digby and FDL for getting this out)

Posted by mcblogger at February 19, 2009 12:09 AM

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