Rattner, Judged by His Peers

For most of the country, news of the involvement of Barack Obama’s recently named car czar in an alleged pay-to-play scandal has merely been surprising.
For New York’s Democratic fund-raisers and bundlers, it was the day their rarified world fell off its axis.
“We are stunned,” said one prominent Democratic donor.
Steven Rattner, the appointee in question, is not just any government bureaucrat. He is about as lofty a star as there is in the New York—and, therefore, national—Democratic fund-raising firmament.
For years, he has been among the top half-dozen names on every Democratic candidate’s wish list.

Rattner, Judged by His Peers