I suppose nothing can really shock me anymore. For example the President of Bank of America states during a televised interview that the reason they wanted all of the nine largest banks to accept bailout money whether they needed it or not was so the American public and, hence investors, wouldn't be able to figure out which ones still standing were in a severe capital crisis.
Now isn't that assuring. Its kind of like a reverse image of a familiar drug bust scenario where you arrest the informant along with everyone else in a sweep and then quietly let him out the back door so the drug traffickers would not realize who the snitch was.
Amazing, simply amazing.