The NY Times looks at how Lehman Brothers head Dick Fuld tried to save the firm, with the help of government officials, based on reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin's book, Too Big To Fail. A choice quote: Then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson telling Fuld he won't call Bank of America's CEO, "I think it’s a hard sell, but I think the only way you’re going to do it is go to him directly. I’m not going to call Ken Lewis and tell him to buy Lehman Brothers." Of course, Paulson did pressure BoA to buy Merrill Lynch—and now Lewis is on his way out.
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