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Don't Make Joseph Cassano Remove His Glasses
July 1, 2010 09:45 AM
BEHIND THE PHOTO
, the following photo and caption: "
Joseph Cassano (the former AIG chief executive) broke his silence with a staunch defence to Congress of his business’s actions."
Federal Crisis Inquiry Commissioner Peter Walliston:
Mr. Cassano, while at AIG, did you make any errors?
Do you see these glasses I'm wearing?
I - what's that have to do with -
My eyes contain lasers. Fiery, flesh-melting lasers.
Federal Crisis Inquiry Chairman Phil Angelides:
You can't be serious.
I'm quite serious.
Where are you going with this, Mr. Cassano?
Do you know what a petawatt is?
Yes, exactly. A watt... times one quadrillion.
I don't get it.
Shut up, Phil. A petawatt, that's a quadrillion watts. That would make... your eye... your
- among the most powerful lasers on Earth.
You mean his eyes are lasers!?
That's merely an approximation, of course... a strange byproduct of radical LASIK eye surgery gone... how shall I say this...
So, gentlemen, if were I to remove these glasses... like this (reaches up to remove glasses)...
Ahem. That won't be necessary, Mr. Cassano.
Good. The glasses will stay on then. But so it's said, gentlemen, while I don't particularly...
this power, I am nevertheless quite willing to avail myself of its unique...
... should the situation arise.
No position in scenario mentioned.
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