Squeezy, the Pension Python, is a snake, and it is quite common for snakes to settle securities fraud charges without admitting or denying guilt.On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it had settled securities fraud charges with Illinois. The state agreed to pay no fine, admit no guilt, and never again do what it didn't admit to doing in the first place.Squeezy was not mentioned by name in the official SEC press release. But the alleged fraud involved misleading bond investors about Illinois's long-troubled pension system, so you can bet this villainous cartoon snake was involved.In November, Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn introduced Squeezy as a mascot in his grassroots campaign for pension reform. Squeezy is putting the squeeze on the state's finances. Get it?The campaign offered no solutions and was immediately ridiculed by Mr. Quinn's critics as juvenile. But what else is the guy supposed to do? Illinois pension funds for public employees--including teacher...
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