Our View: a ‘Lew-Lew’ case of hypocrisy
Posted: February 12, 2013
President Obama, we suspect, is directing all his attention to tonight’s State of the Union address — and about how he’ll somehow convince Americans that he’s really interested in their job situation, not to mention the condition of the national fisc.
But has the president given a passing thought to his homemade hypocrisy in the case of Treasury secretary-designate Jack Lew? We suspect not.
Rewind back to the recent presidential campaign, in which Mr. Obama brutally excoriated Mitt Romney for the latter’s offshore accounts, particularly in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Romney, a particularly vicious ad said, is “not the solution. He’s the problem.”
Well, look what we have here: Mr. Lew invested $56,000 in a venture fund based not just in the Caymans, but in the very tax-shelter headquarters — the Ugland House — the Cayman-crazed Mr. Obama called the world’s “largest tax scam.”
So it seems Mr. Lew may be “the problem” as well — though Mr. Obama seems determined to let that all ride. Sauce for the goose . . .