$2 Million for Quitting:


Paul Kiel asks, “who’s ever gotten a $2 million severance package — for quitting?” Justin Rood tells us that Jeffrey Shockey, a serial revolving door spinner, received $1.9 million in severance payments from the lobbying firm of Bill Lowery when he quit to go back to work for his previous employer, [sw: Jerry Lewis] (R-CA). Not to be cynical, but do we really believe that that $2 million was to thank Shockey for his previous work for the firm or was it intended to pay for the work he was about to do for the firm?