Bet your CEO has lots of good friends in D.C.
The current President is a client of the bank. He got his sweetheart mortgage through the bank I work for.
I'm sure our CEO has friends all over DC and in the Federal Reserve for that matter. We just hired one of the Chicago Fed Reserve guys at the bank. We (the bank) probably have connections that would make me nervous in DC.
Don't blame me, I have a job interview tomorrow morning. I've been trying to get OUT of that place for 2 years now. It's very difficult finding positions like mine at the salary I make. Especially at my age.