I wouldn't use the words bail out. These are healthy companies. I'd call what the government did protection from short sellers.
They are bastions of financial strength. They have no problems with their balance sheets, and Morgan Stanley just reported a quarterly profit of more than $1 billion. Yet early in the day (of September 18), Morgan Stanley's stock got as low as $11.70.
~ Ken Heebner, as appeared on CNBC, September 18, 2008