You know, an invitation to an initial public offering that you and I will never get, but our representatives in Congress might? Could it be that a lot of people on Capitol Hill are going to get invited to a seat at the table that could make them fabulously rich when FaceBook issues its IPO?
Maybe Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., can tell us. Or Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. How about former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? Or Dennis Hastert?
In fact, these should be the standard questions asked by the media ficus plants to each and every member of Congress: “Have you received an invitation to the FaceBook initial public offering?” or “Will you have any involvement whatsoever in the FaceBook IPO?”
“Thanks to the solid new research and recent revelations in Peter Schweizer’s book ‘Throw Them All Out’ and the subsequent coverage on ’60 Minutes,’” said Sarah Palin, “we have concrete proof to explain how members of Congress accumulate wealth at a rate astonishingly faster than the rest of Americans and have stock portfolios that outperform even the best hedge-fund managers’. (Full disclosure: Schweizer is employed by my political action committee as a foreign policy adviser.)”