Getting by with a little help from a powerful friend

Maxine Water is a Congresswoman who believes in helping her friends.

She also believes in helping her family when a bank with ties to that family wants bailout money.

Ah, the perks of power.

Congresswoman, Tied to Bank, Helped Seek FundsMaxine Waters facilitated contact between regulators and a bank chief with ties to her family seeking bailout funds.[Washington News]