Monday, October 31, 2011

Carlyle's Rubenstein Gives $10 Million to White House History Center

Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein gave the largest gift in history to the White House Historical Center.

Rubenstein noted The White House "plays a critical role in the public’s knowledge of and appreciation for this remarkable building and its unique place in history."

My hope is his $10 million donation will be used to scrub the stench of influence peddling from the White House's hallowed walls. Carlyle and peer private equity underwriters (PEUs) have carte blanche access under both Red and Blue Presidents.