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Oh, that bra! Leslie Johnson shouldn't aspire to be an equal partner in crime

Jack B. Johnson, Prince George's County's executive, was arrested Nov. 12 as federal investigators executed search warrants at the County Administration Building. His wife, Leslie Johnson, was also arrested. Each was charged with evidence tempering and destroying evidence.

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The stack of money above represents the amount Leslie Johnson was said to have stuffed in her bra when FBI agents came to her door Friday. The 790 bills weigh about 1.75 pounds and stand about 3 1/2 inches tall.
The stack of money above represents the amount Leslie Johnson was said to have stuffed in her bra when FBI agents came to her door Friday. The 790 bills weigh about 1.75 pounds and stand about 3 1/2 inches tall.

And the Prince George's corruption case might have gone into the realm of ho-hum political corruption cases, remaining in the world of local politics.

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Except for one thing.

If only the affidavit said something like: Jack Johnson replied, "Put it in your purse and walk out or something," Leslie Johnson and her cross-your-heart wouldn't be so famous right now. Like Monica Lewinsky's cigar and Oliver North's documents stuffed into Fawn Hall's boots, there is something titillating about this scandal - that bra.

"There's something more interesting here. It wasn't cash money in a man's drawers or money in the freezer," a la Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), Cobb said.

The case has been blogged and twittered. Everywhere I went over the weekend, from soccer in D.C., shopping in Virginia and picnicking in Maryland, everyone started with the same thing: "The bra!"

Online, our readers asked:

"I'm drawn to the question like a moth to a flame: What size bra could possibly contain the usual 'cargo' as well as around 800 hundred-dollar bank notes?"

The Post embarked on answering that question with a mathematical equation that discerned the wad of cash in question would be about three inches thick.

No problem for any gal who had the help of Mr. Kleenex on prom night.

But really, ladies, isn't it time for us to stop stuffing our bras for the men? Maybe not so feminist after all.


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