The former CEO of Countrywide Financial, who more than any other living American is responsible for the foreclosure scandal, was paid more than $250 million of executive compensation.

Republican CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow was defending him and attacking those "populists" who think $250 million of personal wealth as compensation is a bit excessive, considering the beneficiary.

To my Republican colleagues on this Pundits Blog: Is this your party's platform for 2008?

Next thing you know, some of these Republicans will endorse the bird flu!