Seriously. Stop it. Good. Thank you.

The Consumerist blog beat me to it: mounting public scrutiny and Congressional pressure has forced AIG to cease its mortgage industry lobbying efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

In a world where not getting ripped off — or getting ripped off a teeny tiny little bit less — constitutes a victory for the public, this is a victory for the public.

Makes you wish lawmakers had taken a little more time on this whole bailout thing, doesn’t it?