My criticism of AIG in this week's blog is far from personal, hardly frequent and certainly not limited to this single carrier or its legion of subsidiaries.

Fed Chairman Bernanke's on the Hill today for confirmation, and I couldn't agree more with the Republican Senator from Alabama, Richard Shelby, who flatly said, "The Fed has done a horrible job as a regulator."

And Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., took it a step further, calling him a "moral hazard" and insisting the embattle Fed chief should return to Princeton.

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