Heather AndersonI’m not politically savvy. Most journalists aren’t. We tend to blurt out questions most would consider inappropriate, like asking the grieving mother, “How do you feel?”

This week, credit union leaders made public statements and decisions that, given the current political climate and dissatisfaction within the industry, were so ill-advised even I scratched my head.

NCUA Vice Chairman Rick Metsger’s statement during the agency’s monthly board meeting regarding the risk-based capital rule topped the list. The NCUA approved the final rule with only a few changes to proposed risk weights, and until Metsger spoke, the meeting was pretty tame.

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