Days ago, it emerged that President Obama’s Chief Information Officer once pleaded guilty to theft; now the Business Insider comments on what Vivek Kundra stole: $134 worth of JC Penney shirts. “At an average of $33.50 a pop, they weren't even nice shirts, even in 1996 dollars” Eric Krangel writes. According to the police report, it took a “brief foot chase” to catch Kundra.
Kundra’s shoplifting isn’t a “youthful indiscretion,” as the administration put it, Owen Thomas writes at Gawker. “It's a signal note of Kundra's character—the foolish thought that something can be had for nothing.”