Who Is James Johnson? - David BrooksQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|Says Brooks in this fascinating piece about the greatest unpunished scoundrel: Most scandals involve spectacularly bad behavior -- like posting pictures of your private parts on the Web or hiding $90,000 in cash in your freezer....But the most devastating scandal in recent history involved dozens of the most respected members of the Washington establishment. Their behavior was not out of the ordinary by any means. For that reason, the Fannie Mae scandal is the most important political scandal since Watergate. It helped sink the American economy. It has cost taxpayers about $153 billion, so far. It indicts patterns of behavior that are considered normal and respectable in Washington.' Read the real facts about what Johnson did.|
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