Bernie Madoff is leading our Most Loathsome Financial Villain poll, but there's still time for second-place Alan Greenspan to make a comeback. Go vote for your candidate!

Not to take sides, but before you go off and vote, you may want to watch this video of Greenspan smarmily defending his record. Sure, Madoff is the easy pick, but as we mentioned earlier, cheap outrage will get you nowhere. Madoff was a petty opportunist compared to Greenspan's systematic crimes. He inflated our economy with easy credit in a bid to cement his reputation as a fearsome, if inscrutable, financial genius. His hollow and callow excuses after the bubble burst merit at least a memorial plaque outside a Gawker toilet.