I am grateful to the President and surprised that I have an opportunity to be grateful to the President.
Now, lawsuits filed by Attorney Generals across the nation can continue. I predict 25 states will file lawsuits by the end of the year. Why? Because the kind of fines you can get from giant financial institutions for lying to the court system hundreds of thousands of times make it a big revenue raiser for the state and an upward leap in status for the state’s Attorney General who then can think about Congress or maybe a Governorship.
There is also this strange idea, that these companies, that these individuals in charge of these companies, no matter who they are, should face justice. I am as surprised to see this happen as you are. I am used to disappointment in the government and in private industry. Very used to it.
But today was different. Praise God! Today was different. I’ll treasure it.
(Please forgive my occasional bursts of religiosity. I know how offensive this stuff can sound since you usually here it in the context of pushing some strange social agenda. But I am a practicing Christian and on rare occasions I will refer to in this in my writing.)