I can’t see why it’s surprising that a Senator from a rural, poor state, who happens to be in the re-election fight of her life, would want to stick it to bankers and fat-cats. Hating bankers is a staple of rural populism, and the harder Blanche kicks Wall Street ass, the better she’ll do back home. The asses she needs to kiss belong to Wal-Mart and Tyson, not JP Morgan and Goldman-Sachs.
Of course, thanks to Blanche, derivatives may be saddled with the same system of regulation that currently haunts the stock market. That institution has become socialist nightmare, where it’s impossible for anyone to make a cent because of the straitjacket of government oversight.