What is with the weirdos at the top?
by Matt Stoller, Fri Jun 02, 2006 at 01:26:29 PM EDT
So I'm reading this New York Times article on the new Treasury Secretary nominee and his chief of staff, and ladida, it's a standard piece, and all of a sudden thwack this paragraph jumps out.
In some ways, the two are a bit of an odd couple. Mr. Paulson is very much of an alpha male: he will challenge colleagues to wrestling matches and once halted a game of paddle tennis to vomit before resuming play and winning the match.
Can I just point out that this is not normal behavior? Grown 50 something men do not challenge each other to wrestling matches and vomit during competitive ping pong. They. just. don't.
This is not competitive behavior. It's what people who never left adolescence do.