Wouter Bos fun

Sorry, can't resist as this news won't be in a newspaper near you. Here's Wouter Bos on October 20, 2008:

The bank did not need to be saved as such, Bos said. It simply required a better capital position because of the changed situation on the financial markets. "We gave ING a buffer [of 10 billion euro] against the storm. We are putting money into an essentially healthy company," Bos said.

This healthy company now got another 20 billion euro.