At this week's EU summit he humbled Angela Merkel into making huge concessions on austerity measures for both Italy and Spain, a remarkable act of statesmanship and brinkmanship on Mario's part for which Ms Merkel will have hell to pay when she gets home. He is basically apolitical but if anything conservative on fiscal policy whilst slightly left of centre on social policy. Just a very talented, low profile straight guy. Which is why everybody wants to have him on their team. When he agreed to do the consultancy work for GS there were 18 other banks after him! I'm not going to bother telling you that much of what you read about GS is based upon pure fiction, especially that sensationalist rubbish Rolling Stone published about 4 years ago, because you have probably swallowed it hook, line and sinker. But I will ask you if you've ever had the true skinny on any news story and seen it accurately reported in the media? If you have that would be a first for me!
Are you saying every high powered organisation is clean and honest? Are you saying that there was never a plot to overthrow Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar. Are you saying there were no sinking of ships to start wars or that one of the Rothschild's didn't lie about Napoleon winning to lower stock values?
Haven't you read the news lately, in this country, about the corrupt media and banks, or is that just sensationalism too.
One good egg doesn't mean the whole batch is.