Dan Gross made a stupid promise.
On April 7, searching for one of those snappy rhetorical endings that is the hallmark of every Slate piece, I reached a bit too far. Skeptical that the Bush administration could convince a boldface banker to assume the thankless (and comparatively low-paying) task of replacing Treasury Secretary John Snow, I wrote: "John Snow will have a replacement, and he may very well come from the corporate world. But if it's an A-list Wall Street CEO, I'll buy a copy of Dow 36,000 and eat the first chapter."
Go to the site for video of Dan shredding and eating the first chapter of the book.
Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz, who offers some funny commentary on the event.