I think the word we're looking for here is chutzpah.
President Obama is desperately putting his Wall Street stock in an unlikely old buddy.Who can blame them? Every day these people are trashed by Obama and his far-left lapdogs. Heck, just last week he was there babbling on about corporate jets, all the while he and his wife are living lavishly and jet-setting around the globe on our dime. Anyone on Wall Street who gives this chump a nickel should have their head examined.
The beleaguered president has recruited former Goldman Sachs head honcho Jon Corzine to shore up re-election funds from the banking industry, which is furious over Obama's financial regulations.
Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey who was blasted out of office by Republican Chris Christie in 2009, has attended secret meetings with the president and has been working on Obama's 2012 campaign for months, The Post has learned.
The Democrat, who now leads Manhattan-based brokerage MF Global, has been tasked with scraping up the very little banking-industry support Obama can still get.
And, like any good executive, Corzine is looking out for his own bottom line.
Success could resuscitate his political career with a top post -- such as treasury secretary or a key ambassadorship -- if there is a second Obama term.
Obama campaigned heavily for Corzine in his failed re-election bid, calling him "our Wall Street guy."
Corzine's name popped up on an attendance list for a controversial and secret White House sit-down with leaders of New York's financial sector late last month. He has also aggressively worked the phone lines and the cocktail-party circuit.
And in the last few months, Corzine hosted a high-end fund-raiser at his Fifth Avenue home for Obama.
He even secretly organized a meet-and-greet at the Four Seasons for key finance-industry execs and Obama's new chief of staff, former banker Bill Daley.
"We need our donors back," one Obama campaign official said. "It's a tough fight."
Many Wall Streeters are fuming over White House rhetoric painting them as "fat cats" who need to pay more taxes.
Top executives -- who contributed millions to Obama in 2008 -- have so far retaliated by closing their wallets to him.
The GOP scoffed at the alliance.
"It is no surprise [Obama] is turning to surrogates like Gov. Corzine," said Republican National Committee spokesman Ryan Tronovitch.
"Unfortunately, our campaigner-in-chief has shown that his priority is keeping his job instead of putting forth serious policies that will get New Yorkers back to work."