No really. He did. (h/t Steve Benen and No More Mister Nice Blog) He did it in an interview in the Wall Street Journal. (No link - paywall)

"The uproar over bonuses "was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitchforks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong."

No. Just. Fucking. No.