My own comments and some anecdotes
follow this well-researched -and thoroughly
-believable- story which is co-written by
The Washington Post,
This story is running on the front page
of The Post on Wednesday morning.
In case you haven't seen the prior
ProPublica pieces I've run here
in the past, here is the Reader's
Digest version of who they
After Call From Senator Inouye’s Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid
Both the FDIC and the Treasury said the decision was not affected by the involvement of Inouye's office. After the bank applied for bailout funds, weeks passed. Andrew Rosen, a spokesman for Central Pacific, said that regulators had told the bank that the process would take "some time" because of the glut of applications.