Comments on: The Vulcan bank meld http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Felix Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/comment-page-1/#comment-8053 Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:24:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/#comment-8053 Many apologies, Sajal. Fixed now.

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By: Sajal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/comment-page-1/#comment-8051 Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:20:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/#comment-8051 Is the link correct?

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By: Uncle Billy Cunctator http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/comment-page-1/#comment-7937 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:32:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/#comment-7937 This might be productive as well. Also on the Vulcan Board:

Ann McLaughlin Korologos, who sits at the pinnacle of the real-estate industrial complex.

http://www.vulcanmaterials.com/about.asp  ?content=board

They were nice enough to tell us about her relationship with Rand Corp, but didn’t think her role at Fannie Mae was pertinent? Or her past role with the Aspen Institute. (How closely involved is David G. Bradley with the Aspen Institute? Do they still have a gushing appreciation of Goethe?)

According to wikiwiki-ped-I-ay, her husband, former ambassador to Belgium and currently a lobbyist, is (was?) tight with Bush Lite.

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By: Uncle Billy Cunctator http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/comment-page-1/#comment-7936 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 01:02:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/#comment-7936 Well done, Grrrr. Take it further. The guns hot, but not smoking.

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Wachtell: “The firm is also known for its skill in business litigation. It has handled many of the precedent-setting Delaware corporate governance cases. One of their most recent clients was Larry Silverstein, owner of the two 110-story towers of the World Trade Center.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachtell,_L ipton,_Rosen_&_Katz

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By: Grrrr... http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/comment-page-1/#comment-7932 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:50:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/14/the-vulcan-bank-meld/#comment-7932 The smoking gun is Ed Herlihy of Wachtell, Lipton. Yeah, the same Herlihy who got Ken Lewis into the ring to buy Merrill Lynch. He represented Wells Fargo in the Wachovia deal and he also represented Vulcan Materials for years.

When will you journos learn to follow the lawyers. The directors and CEOs are just props and puppets for the deal machine.

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