Tuesday, July 31, 2012

with his mind on his money and his money on his mind

Everybody knows the guy on the left. Some Americans believe he's an African-born Marxist who has usurped the high office from which he now directs the economic and cultural dismantling of a once-great nation. Others believe him to be the messiah. Some of us like him OK, but with reservations, and a few think he's an inept, timid, garden-variety politician.

But who's the bald-headed guy on the right? Why, I recognize that guy, even though I haven't seen him in a while. It's Jon Corzine, the financier and former Democratic governor of New Jersey, who stole approximately $1,600,000,000 from customers' accounts at the now-defunct hedge fund he used to operate, MF Global.

Mr. Corzine is currently "under investigation," whatever that means, by the Just Is Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, but he has not been indicted nor tried for the very grand theft he committed in 2011.

He's currently one of the president's top "bundlers," having collected and turned over more than half a million dollars in contributions to the Obama campaign.

Open and blatant corruption -- it's not just for Republicans any more.

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