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  1. Frank Paine Said:

    I’ve never understood this either. The forgiving real estate agent mentioned of course had some vested interest (perhaps) in a prospective buyer of his or her product. I can’t forgive it, but I can understand it. But then there’s a certain Secretary of the Treasury who didn’t pay his taxes, but he’s still SecTreas. And nobody seems to care. It’s very inconsistent. We can go on and on. Michael Millken, whose crime in my mind was less that he may have committed securities fraud than that he ran a corrupt organization–one that he made corrupt–still has lots of friends. A former Attorney General of the State of NY who not only went with expensive prostitutes (do you think he used protection?)–oh, and of course Tiger did this too–but who technically was probably in violation of the anti-money laundering laws (laws that he HAD to be very well aware of) as he tried to hide the flow of money to his paramours—where is he? At worst, he is not paying full price for his crimes…You see, I AM going on and on…

    I bet the inverse side of this is true, too. What I mean is, I bet we can all think of good, upstanding people whose cleanliness is used against them. I think of Bill Bradley, although he may not be a good example, but if he had been willing to accept the kinds of favors routinely accepted by his opponents, might well be the President of the U.S. today. Too bad–I wish we had him…

    Where, oh where, is the anger? Enough said…

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