Pelosi supports Occupy Wall Street while her son gets preferential treatment from Countrywide

Rick Moran
I guess consistency is only for the little people: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's strong statements in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement raise an interesting question: Does she, then, oppose the preferential treatment her son received at the hand of the financial industry? Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi, Jr., was protected from a round of layoffs when he was a mortgage broker for Countrywide, according to "Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon," a 2011 book co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. "Paul Pelosi, Jr., the son of Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House, worked as a mortgage broker and sales manager at a Countrywide office in San Mateo, California," Morgenson and Rosner wrote in the book. "In 2007, when the company was on the ropes and beginning a mass of layoffs, Pelosi's name was on the list of those to be cut. According to a former...(Read Full Post)

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