The unraveling of MF Global provides a stark reminder of why we need to implement the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, a policy that every Republican candidate for president has promised to repeal.
I never trusted Corzine. He always seemed to me to be the hypocritical embodiment of everything that Liberals always accused Conservative politicians of: money-grubbing greed, ignoring the disadvantaged and cheating honest people along the way.
MF Global -- which is unlikely to survive through the weekend, at least in its current form -- is no ordinary firm and the tale of how it became the latest casualty of mindless risk taking is something that every risk taker on Wall Street could learn from.
What you won't hear the spinners crowing about is the shocking punch to the gut the GOP took in upstate New York's 23rd Congressional District, where a Democrat won for the first time in over 100 years.
All the president's men know that a Republican sweep in New Jersey and Virginia will strike fear in the hearts of those swing state Democrats who now hold the future of health care in their sweaty moderate hands.