Realtors Gone Wild

Manhattan brokers, Dianne Dunne and Barbara Stone, each raked in $1.9M for helping unload a hot painting. Meanwhile, broker Gideon Fountain handles summer rentals; where's the justice?

Manhattan brokers, Dianne Dunne and Barbara Stone, each raked in $1.9M for helping unload a hot painting. Meanwhile, broker Gideon Fountain handles summer rentals; where’s the justice?

Holy &%@#! A couple of Manhattan real estate agents ¬†from The Corcoran Group got paid $1.9M each for assisting in the sale of one of Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series for $43M. The painting was formerly owned by ousted Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos* and his wife, Imelda.

*Ol’ Ferdinand, you’ll recall, was accused of complicity in the assassination of a political opponent and looting the public treasury of billions of dollars. How was this behavior different from, say, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Yassar Arafat, and the many, many other corrupt foreign leaders? Marcos was pro-Western! That, above all, was his unpardonable sin.