Sen. Elizabeth Warren bemoans Tim Geithner’s coddling of ‘tender fannies’ [video]
Hard for me to recover from @SenWarren use of phrase "tender fannies"
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) May 7, 2014
File this one under “Things We Wish We Could Un-hear.”
In her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren writes this about Tim Geithner, former Treasury secretary:
“Millions of people were getting tossed out on the street, but the government’s most important job was to provide a soft landing for the tender fannies of the banks.”
Reading the words is one thing, but we probably could’ve done without actually hearing Warren say “tender fannies” out loud:
— Toby Harnden (@tobyharnden) May 7, 2014
Here’s the video from today’s edition of NPR’s Diane Rehm Show (starts around the 8:50 mark):
Rehm: What do you think of the role Hank Paulson played and the role Tim Geithner played?
Warren: Well, as I talk about both of them in the book, my view was they focused much too much on protecting the tender fannies of the largest financial institutions.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 7, 2014
Now, granted, it’s Elizabeth Warren’s über-progressive political philosophy that’s truly objectionable. But “tender fannies” doesn’t exactly make her more palatable. We may need some time to regroup.
— CA Mayhem (@MaybeLaterSon) May 7, 2014