Today’s winner is Bernie Madoff. He pleaded guilty yesterday in Federal court to eleven felony counts of security fraud and perjury. I don’t think he needs further introduction to Wizbang readers.
However I do want to note one thing-
In a long, detailed statement delivered in a soft but steady voice, Madoff implicated no one but himself in the vast Ponzi scheme. He said he started it as a short-term way to weather the early-1990s recession, and was unable to extricate himself as the years went by.
“I am actually grateful for this opportunity to publicly comment about my crimes, for which I am deeply sorry and ashamed,” Madoff said in his first public comments about his crimes since the $65 billion scandal broke in early December after he confessed to his sons.
One person couldn’t engineer this size a fraud without help. His refusal to name those who helped him should tell you Madoff isn’t sorry at all. Bernie Madoff is today’s Knucklehead of the Day.
People spare me from comments that Knucklehead doesn’t do Madoff justice. I know that already but Knucklehead is the name I use for the biggest criminal or other offender on any given day.