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File this one under “Things We Wish We Could Un-hear.”

In her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren writes this about Tim Geithner, former Treasury secretary:

“Millions of people were getting tossed out on the street, but the government’s most important job was to provide a soft landing for the tender fannies of the banks.”

Reading the words is one thing, but we probably could’ve done without actually hearing Warren say “tender fannies” out loud:

http://twitter.com/#!/tobyharnden/status/464047518615998466

Here’s the video from today’s edition of NPR’s Diane Rehm Show (starts around the 8:50 mark):

Transcript:

Rehm: What do you think of the role Hank Paulson played and the role Tim Geithner played?

Warren: Well, as I talk about both of them in the book, my view was they focused much too much on protecting the tender fannies of the largest financial institutions.

Oh.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/464047640661876736

Snort.

Now, granted, it’s Elizabeth Warren’s über-progressive political philosophy that’s truly objectionable. But “tender fannies” doesn’t exactly make her more palatable. We may need some time to regroup.

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Elizabeth Warren

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/07/sen-elizabeth-warren-bemoans-tim-geithners-coddling-of-tender-fannies-video/

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