Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A Lew-dicrous Talent
In coming Treasury Sec. Jack Lew impresses Rich Lowry with his ability
to "get paid."
Some guys have it, and some don’t. I’m referring to that special quality that makes powerful institutions want to throw fistfuls of dollars at them in senseless acts of high-priced beneficence.
Jack Lew has it like nobody’s business. You might think the bespectacled treasury-secretary nominee is just another brainy budget wonk and miss the animal magnetism that makes his employers lose all sense of financial proportion around him, paying him astronomical sums, forgiving his loans, and granting him generous golden parachutes.
Yes, Jack Lew is a rare talent — at the art of getting paid.
Good stuff. Read it all.