Moore to Obama: 'Show Some Guts,' Arrest S&P CEO

At least President Matt Damon might stand up for his beliefs
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2011 8:20 AM CDT
Filmmaker Michael Moore wants President Obama to arrest the CEO of Standard & Poor's, otherwise he thinks Matt Damon would make a good alternative for President.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Michael Moore wants President Obama to arrest the head of Standard & Poor's, blaming the company for the 2008 financial crisis and saying their downgrading of US government debt is threatening to create another one, reports the Washington Times. “Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO of Standard & Poors," Moore tweeted. "These criminals brought down the economy in 2008& now they will do it again.”

And if Obama does not take things up a notch, Moore has a A-list alternative for the Oval Office: Matt Damon, notes the Toronto Sun. Moore suggested the actor in an online chat Sunday, saying Damon has shown a willingness to take stands, even if they might not be popular or easy. "If you wanna win, the Republicans have certainly shown the way that when you run someone who is popular you win," he wrote, "sometimes even when you run an actor."

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