A convention of mortgage bankers in these times might seem tragicomic— that is, if the villains of the hour weren't so busy shoveling hors d'oeuvres into their mouths while twisting their handlebar mustaches. Under this year's theme, "Winning Strategies for the Future," speakers will include Karl Rove, the heads of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and the managing director of Wachovia. It's a laugh riot! Says an attendee: "You could call it rage against the dying economy." For more rage against the dying? Check out the protesters out front. [SF Gate]
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