As Wall Street continues its stunning downward spiral, many investors and former regulators have been discussing the actions (or lack thereof) of the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange commissioner Chris Cox. Wall Street’s “top cop” has been available in recent days as the full brunt of the crisis has unfolded. But two weeks ago, Cox was a near invisible man in the financial sector. Reporters, investors and politicians have been wondering where Cox has been. Now, due to some intrepid reporting, Cox’s whereabouts have been determined.
As it turns out Chris Cox has spent the last 2 years traveling the highways and byways of America following Austin TX based country music stalwarts Asleep at the Wheel. Front man for Asleep at the Wheel Ray Benson said of his biggest fan, “Man, he’s seen us play “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read” at least 30 times this year!”
Indeed Chris Cox has spent months and months wandering from venues like Branson Missouri’s’ Silver Dollar City to Tulsa Oklahoma’s Million Dollar Elm Casino completely enraptured with the sounds of Country and Western swing.
When reached for comment on this shocking development, Chris Cox said “When George brought me on in 2005, I agreed to take the job only if I was able to have enough time for personal projects. George asked me what kind of personal projects I had in mind and I told him ‘I’ll probably be at Asleep at the Wheel’. He just smiled and told me that’s what he had in mind the whole time.”