Looks as if Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Bachmann got some ‘splainin to do. Michelle Goldberg has the gory details.
Short version: former pawnshop owner, convicted of money laundering and gun and cocaine offenses, finds Jesus in prison, comes out, makes a ton of money steering his fellow fundamentalists into what turns out to be a Ponzi scheme. Crook makes heavy campaign contributions to Bachmann and Pawlenty, who duly write letters supporting a Presidential pardon (which GWB is too smart to deliver). Crook gets busted. Pols have egg on faces.