"I think there is a segment of the bank seller market that really has the desire to clean up their books for the end of the year and be able to move on next year."
"While the firewall may protect the fire from spreading, it could have the unintended effect of ensuring that the subsidiary burns."
"At the end of the day, we'll pay for the things that Countrywide did."
"My conclusion is that, like any result of compromise, the new structure is not necessarily the ideal structure, it is merely the structure that was able to muster enough votes to pass through the legislative process."
"To me it gets a little frustrating that the people who were put in charge and were supposed to know … are continuing the theme of their testimonies, 'We didn't know.' But when we bring you in, your testimony is: 'But we are on it now.' I think the American people have a greater expectation that you know it before it happens rather than after it happens."