This week, Stephen Colbert's been holding hostage the credit card of
Buckley T. Ratchford, a partner at Goldman Sachs. Colbert originally
obtained the card when one of his writers found it on the street in
Tribeca. Not letting an opportunity go to waste, the late-night host
promised to return the card in exchange for Ratchford coming on the show
and defending Wall Street bonuses. To hasten Ratchford's cooperation,
Colbert promised to expose a new number of his card each day.
to say, Goldman Sachs wasn't amused. "It turns out--and I did not know
this-Goldman Sachs has lawyers," Colbert sighed. Apparently, its Office
of Global Security (a euphemism for "Assassination Squad"), demanded
that he return the card by Wednesday. Colbert indicated that he'd
acquiesce, but not before making a copy. No word yet if Goldman's lawyers are calling off their
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