Man. That venture capital bank bailout mess is really something, isn’t it? To quote the great George Costanza, “This thing is like an onion. The more layers you peel, the more it stinks.”

And in case you missed it, there’s quite an interesting and stinky layer to the bailouts, and its name is Barney Frank. As in Barney Frank, the former Democratic congressman whose name is on a major piece of Wall Street reform legislation and who just so happened to be a member of the board of New-York-based Signature Bank, which went down in the same batch as Silicon Valley Bank.

National Review senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty has got a fascinating new thread today to accompany a fascinating new Morning Jolt all about how Barney Frank fits into the bank bailout puzzle — and about how, if Frank had an (R) after his name, he’d be the subject of an endless media outrage cycle:

It’s time to go on a journey.


Without any doubt whatsoever.

We’ll bet he doesn’t. And, infuriatingly, our incurious Guardians of Truth are just fine with that.

And it’s extremely tough to believe anything that comes out of Barney Frank’s mouth. The media know it, too. They just don’t care.

If only.



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