A California watchdog agency fined Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento $37,500 for failing to report donations of $3.5 million to two of his initiatives, one for education, the other for education.

Anyone can make a mistake, so we should be prepared to forgive his honest errors in not reporting these gifts on 25 occasions.

One of the recipients of his largesse is TFA, not surprising since his wife Michelle Rhee got her start in TFA.

Even more interesting is that the Walton family–that ultra-conservative family in Arkansas that opposes public education–gave him $500,000.

Funny, it seems like only yesterday that the Rhee-Johnson couple gave a lecture on ethics at the University of Hawaii.