the singing countrywide stoolie, robert feinberg, did testify that VIPs usually weren't told exactly how many points were being waived, (though it was being made clear to them that they were getting discounts), and i believe that much, too--kinda like ted stevens' home renovations in that way. not like half of new jersey collecting cash bribes in paper bags, but smarmy enough to make you cringe that this is the best we've been able to do as a country in our congress these days. teddy got himself what amounts to a pardon, and it won't surprise me if kent and chris end up with the same thing.
left and right. republicrat and demican. the only consistency is that we're the poor saps paying the extra freight, from our mortgage points and rates, to our taxes, and no one else.
can't help but point out that it's the party apparatus (and coincident judicial connections) that greases the wheels for all this stuff. sapere aude. vote unenrolled.