Investor in Cayman Islands tax havens? Check. Recipient of a bonus and corporate jet rides underwritten by taxpayers at a bailed-out bank? Check. Executive at a university that accepted student-loan "kickbacks" . . .
Like a financial Gump, [Jack Lew, the president's nominee for secretary of the Treasury] keeps walking into the frame of the business-political dramas of the last decade. But unlike the lovable movie character, Mr. Lew is playing the villain of liberal financial lore.
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[Senator Chuck Grassley's inquiry into Mr. Lew's possible misdeeds] is unlikely to derail Mr. Lew's nomination, because Senate Democrats, the White House and most of the media really don't care. But Mr. Grassley is doing a public service in revealing how liberal redistribute income to themselves. and Mr. Lew is finally providing a lesson for the Obama era: If you want the big bucks, go into the world of taxpayer-backed enterprises.
(Editorial, "Forrest Gump at Treasury," wsj.com, February 22, 2013)