Say you are dying to make a low budget movie about a Queen's loser disparagingly nicknamed "Chooch", who gets abducted by thugs in a Mexican desert, then finds redemption by reuniting with his crew, including his beloved pet dachsund, as he endures a jail bust, donkey ride, chicken coop explosion, and a life-changing love affair at the local bordello? What would you do?
Well, the answer is easy if you run the New York State Pension Fund.
You hire a top Democratic fundraiser as rainmaker, then have him approach Wall Street investment funds with a "pay to play" offer - the investment funds indirectly produce "Chooch" in exchange for a fat allocation from the pension fund with a million bucks or so thrown in to grease the rainmaker.
And what if you were the head of the Wall Street fund that received a $100M investment three weeks after agreeing to distribute the low budget film on DVD? That's easy, you pass- go directly to become Obama's Auto Czar.