Dow Jones and Reuters/The New York Times both report on the details of Fabrice Tourre's love life, on the basis of e-mails they say were released by Goldman Sachs. It's hard to see what, if anything, the personal matters have to do with the substance of the SEC complaint against Goldman and Mr. Tourre, or why Goldman would violate an employee's privacy by putting it out. Maybe the emails were going to come out anyway in court or at a Congressional hearing so the firm or Mr. Tourre figured it was better to put it out over the weekend when they'd get less attention? Maybe it's an attempt to humanize Mr. Tourre and make him a more sympathetic figure? It strikes me as strange.
You can expect to learn before long exactly how much Mr. Tourre has been paid, too.
Politico, which has copies of the emails, reports exclusively that Mark Fabiani is now working for Goldman Sachs on spin control. Politico describes Mr. Fabiani flatteringly as ""The Master of Disaster," who "helped lead the Clinton White House through congressional investigations and now helps a number of high-profile publicly traded companies facing legal/government inquiries. Fab works for Fortune 100 public companies, sports leagues and teams, and high-profile individuals, usually with legal issues -- all from his villa on the beach in La Jolla, Calif."
Not mentioned by Politico: Mr. Fabiani's work for Wesley Clark's ill-fated presidential campaign or his having inspired the Fabiani Society by having written a memo warning the Clintons of a "vast right-wing conspiracy." My understanding is that the Fabiani Society, which I spoke to at least once, has ceased meeting.