A big part of politics, I think, is trolling. And, just like on the internet, it works!
John White, a prominent lawyer with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, sits on the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group. His wife, Mary Jo, chairs the SEC. She, along with the other commissioners, will choose the next PCAOB chair. Some people don't like how that looks:
Even CEOs face social rejection from time to time.
I have a "Reagan for President" bumper sticker on my car, that doesn't make me a Republican.
Never underestimate the life of a political football.
"Can also I take this opportunity to mention the CGMA credential? ... No? Bad form? ... Okay, we can cut that part."
[cue "Under the Big Top"]
It'll make for a better payout, I suppose.
"We're in it up to here....No, the eye-level hand."
Congressional Mission Impossible has been accepted.