Don't ask at EOM how Jeb! is filtering back into public life, after the mess he made of Florida as two-term governor. Jeb's "my way or the highway" allowed for the rapid back-tracking on quality of life issues like growth management and environmental protection. Education? Elections? But he had the wind of GOP tinker-ers like Karl Rove at his back. Even before even 9/11 he had financiers from the Growth Machine lined up to push him forward. (Check our archives for details.)
As to the New York Times article -- calling attention to the considerable wealth accumulation since Jeb! left office -- it is pretty clear that the reporters had a tough time filling in details. Jeb! is ever the boiled talking points kind of operation.
Too bad the Times failed to include the bit about Florida being the buyer of last resort for Lehman Brothers' crap debt instruments just before the firm's spectacular flame-out, just before Jeb! left office and signed on to the Lehman payroll. And what, exactly, did Jeb do for Lehman? And what does Jeb! do for Barclay's worth $1 million per year? Really?
Then there is R. Allen Stanford … The New York Times: get to Stanford about Jeb! quick. There's gold in them thar hills ...