It's nice that the folks over at AT put a list together so we've got something to talk about but it's a fairly predictable list. The inclusions that we did like were Paul Caron over at TaxProf Blog and Bernie Madoff but otherwise it's not too exciting.
There are a fair amount of politicians (including BO and T. Geith) and bureaucrats on the list which just indicates the slow, antagonizing descent financial accounting rules are making into direct government oversight. Barney Frank on the list is no surprise, we're just thankful that Maxine Waters didn't sneak on there because we would have stormed the AT offices with torches.
Pols aren't nearly as surprising from a tax policy perspective but still, seeing Charlie Rangel on the list is dubious since he can't even track how many rent-controlled apartments he has.
More, after the jump
The Big 4 are represented by:
• KPMG - Tim Flynn and John Veihmeyer
• PwC - Dennis Nally and Robert Moritz
• E&Y - Jim "I heart global accounting standards" Turley.
• Deloitte - Jim Quigley and Dr. Phil Salzberg
Eddie Nusbaum also made the list for GT but sadly, he doesn't have a rose in his teeth. The token "large but not TOO large" picks are the McGladrey & Pullen Managing Partner and Clifton Gunderson CEO.
If you've got some time to waste today, go download the digital edition and approve of or call bullshit on whoever you see fit.