April 21st, 2010
12:55 PM ET

Is Wall Street too big to cheat?

Ed Rollins
CNN Senior Political Contributor

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As the Tea Party movement has become the vehicle for the frustration of hundreds of thousands of Americans against elected officials and the government bailout of Wall Street, I've thought many times about Gordon Gekko, the fictional character in the superb 1987 movie "Wall Street."

Played by Michael Douglas, Gekko speaks to a meeting of stockholders in words that became the anthem of the '80s. "The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed - for lack of a better word - is good. Greed is right. Greed works!"

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