The Goldman Showdown by the Numbers

By Jonathan Blakely

Apr 28, 2010 8:20am

From ABC News' Matthew Jaffe:

Time of hearing: 10 hours, 41 minutes

Time of first panel: 5 hours, 14 minutes

Time of second panel: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Time of third panel (Blankfein): 3 hours, 34 minutes

Most time-wasting part of hearing: Those ginormous white binders packed full of 1000 pages compiled by the committee

Times the word “sh***y” was used: 21

Total number of words spoken: Around 98,500

Times Blankfein was deposed by the committee: 1, according to Sen. Levin

Anti-Goldman protesters: At least 10, including one in a prison jumpsuit following trader Fabrice Tourre

Republicans’ favorite moment: Blankfein on Dodd’s reform bill – “I’m generally supportive. To be sure, there are details of it that I think I’m less sure of. But I think, on the whole, financial reform is absolutely, you know, is essential…The biggest risks that financial institutions have are with each other. And so, to the extent that that’s all made safer, I think will, America will be a big beneficiary, but specifically, we will as well.”

Democrats’ favorite moment: Blankfein on whether or not he accepts responsibility for the 2008 meltdown – “Yes”

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