WASHINGTON (TheStreet) — Looking at the list of congressional candidates who will be key negotiators for a sweeping financial reform bill, one has to wonder: Why haven't there been as many changes to government leadership as there have been to bank leadership since the financial crisis erupted?
And, perhaps just as importantly, will there be after the fall elections?
Twenty-five nominees from the House and Senate have been
Let's start with Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), a longtime member of the House Financial Services Committee, who
There was the time she
Then there was the time she threatened to
(BAC) "Guess what this liberal would be all about?" she tells the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) . "This liberal would be all about socializing, ah, um ... would be all about basically, taking over and the government running all of your companies."
But maybe the best moment in Waters history may have less to do with her incomprehensible rambling than with
(BAC) (RDS) Another selection by Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) — we'll get to him in a moment — was Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.), who helped his daughter secure a $155,000 condo in a ritzy Chicago neighborhood using an affordable housing program,