Oh, to be a Washington insider...armed with "inside information," the kind that moves markets.
Not that anybody in Congress would ever use their position as crafters of law or disseminators of dollars to special interests to make a few dollars.
But members of Congress and their staffs were caught with their insider hands open last year, forcing Congress to pass legislation slapping their own wrists if members trade on "congressional knowledge."
It was designed to prevent insider trading among lawmakers.
Any guesses on how well that worked...