The Village Times



Whether you're a Wall Street CEO, a senator or president of the United States, the Village can work for you. But don't take our word for it. Here's what some of our clients had to say.


“The Village is, quite simply, the world's greatest marketing firm. Consider the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), a taxpayer-funded bailout of big banks and financial insitutions crafted by Treasury Secretary (and former Goldman CEO) Hank Paulson—with an assist from Yours Truly. Villagers like Dana Milbank and Thomas Friedman stepped up to put their coveted Serious® stamp on the legislation and help get it passed in October 2008. Through TARP, my company received $10 billion from the Feds and another $12.6 billion from one of our debtors, American International Group (AIG). We also were able to wriggle out of any executive compensation limits tied to the plan. And, TARP let our competitor Lehman Brothers go belly up. Thanks, Village!”


Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs




“When I and my fellow Republicans decided to hurt President Obama politically by creating a wave of hysteria around the deficit, we knew exactly where to go—the Village. The Villagers immediately picked up the ball for us, ignoring our disinterest over the deficit during the Bush administration. Week after week of doomsday stories in the media about the deficit made it a major concern among the public, enabling us to get cuts in programs with no rise in revenues. Yes, it's true that from time to time we deride the Village as a den of lib-ruls, but the truth is that they are always willing to work with us to sell tax cuts and wars.”


Mitch McConnell (R) Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader




“I had a dream: finish what my dad started and get rid of that sumbitch Saddam Hussein once and for all. Damnedest thing is, we had no idea how much the war would cost or how we would pay for it. Thank goodness the Village was there to help. They repeated our somewhat optimistic cost and timetable projections and our dire warnings about the consequences of inaction. In some cases, they even carried the ol' ball for us! Special thanks to Brian Ross of ABC and Judy Miller of the New York Times for their fine work. In the end, I got my war, and I couldn't have done it without the Village.”


George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States