As one of my longtime favorite politicians here is Senator Chuck Schumer, I am shocked — SHOCKED — to learn that he his brother in law is becoming a federal judge.

SOME SUSPECT CRONYISM,” said Glenn Reynolds earlier.

No way. That would never happen.

I mean, we’re talking about the man who said,

“I think Fannie and Freddie over the years have done an incredibly good job and are an intrinsic part of making America the best-housed people in the world. If you look over the last 20 or whatever years, they’ve done a very, very good job.”

With Schumer’s help, of course…. (“Where would Fannie Mae’s massive portfolio of mortgages be without those campaign contributions to people like Chuck Schumer?”  And “Schumer’s top nine campaign contributors are all financial institutions who have contributed over $2.5 million to the senator.[73]“)

So… cronyism? No way!