The answer, of course, is fallen-from-grace New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D).
His pursuit of alleged wrongdoing at AIG was so relentless that some conservative-leaning commentators attempted to pin
the company's downfall on Spitzer ... who had his own downfall
to deal with by then.
But for no other reason than his insider's knowledge of AIG, it's worth reading Spitzer's take on the troubled company
. The ex-governor agrees with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who told TPMDC yesterday
that the brouhaha over bonuses is a "red herring" of sorts that distracts attention from the truth of the AIG bailout: $100 billion of the taxpayers' $170 billion went not to bonuses, but to bailing out AIG's counterparties.