Richard Shelby (R–AL) wants to let Citi fail. Drum admits that Shelby has bigger balls than he does:

Call me a wuss if you must, but I'm really not willing to gamble on nuclear meltdown, especially since I think the odds are pretty strongly in favor of Citigroup having the ability to take all the rest of us down with them if they collapse.  Shelby, however, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee, guardian of the nation's financial health, is apparently willing to just say "fuck it," roll the dice, and hope against hope for snake eyes.

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