California Treasurer: Blame the shorts!

Taking a page from Lehman's Dick Fuld ("I will hurt the shorts, and that is my goal."), California Treasurer Bill Lockyer sent a letter (pdf) to Goldman Sachs insisting that California isn't as rotten as Lehman and all our problems are caused by those darned CDS buyers.
Data reported in the news media and other sources show that the prices, or spreads, on California CDS wrongly brand our bonds as a greater risk than those issued by such nations as Kazakhstan, Croatia, Bulgaria and Thailand.

HT: T-Dub.


Jr Deputy Accountant said...

He should sue Jamie Dimon while he's at it then.

Anonymous said...

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W.C. Varones said...

Mostly the quality of the comments, I think.

FrackWit said...

So if Lockyer is pulling a Dick Fuld by blaming "evil short sellers", does that mean he's about to pull a Repo 105 too?

Anonymous said...

For Lockyer's protestations that CA has never defaulted on its general obligation debt, I have a one word retort: YET.

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