Indignation over AIG bonuses was all the rage in March, but no one took more offense than Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who infamously told an Iowa radio station that AIG executives should consider committing hara-kiri:
"The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards them is if they'd follow the Japanese model and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say I'm sorry, and then either do one of two things -- resign, or go commit suicide."
A spokesperson for Grassley later said the senator was only speaking "rhetorically."
By Jia Lynn Yang, Fortune writer
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