I’d like to suggest that in addition to the many photos of the two together, Obama’s own words will come back to haunt him. - Seth Mandel
Uh, yeah, they’re not kidding. Beyond the fact that Corzine was a huge fundraiser for Obama, see this comment Obama made in 2009 about the former New Jersey governor, now in the midst of a Lehmann Brothers/Madoff-style scandal:
Like many of us in public life today, Jon is a leader who’s been called to govern in some extraordinary times. He’s been tested by the worst recession in half a century — a recession that was caused by years of recklessness and irresponsibility and a do-nothing attitude. It was caused by the same small thinking that has plagued our politics for decades — the kind of thinking that says we can afford to just tinker around with our problems, we can put off the tough decisions, defer the big challenges. We can just tell people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear.
Well that’s not the kind of leader that Jon Corzine is.