I continue to read more banking industry conclusions & hear more banking analysts' comments on the fact that banks need to consolidate due to the increased cost of regulation compliance. These banking CEOs remind me of a sow & her piglets. Once the larger, stronger, piglet(management) gets the largest tit, it will fight with all its might to get its fill without regard to the smaller, weaker piglets(shareholders). Even in a combined state, BXS & TRMK would still be small by today’s standards. I was just hoping that such combination may enable MS to hold onto a bank of sufficient size to offer MSians a “home town” alterative. But, when greed enters the equation, everything else is secondary.