Subject: File No. S7-08-08
From: Kevin Spittle
Affiliation: Individual Investor

July 24, 2008

It is apparent that "naked shorts" are terrorizing companies like Washington Mutual. In addition, you have analysts making misleading comments and saying that there is a "run on the bank" by unsecured creditors. This person needs to be Kathleen Shanley needs to be held liable for her remarks and charged with manipulating this stock. These hedge funds and their surrogates in the media are out of control and destroying our financial system.