"I'm not a great fan of redistribution of wealth," said the former Upper East Sider when asked about the city's new mayor. (A sign reading, "Inmates are not allowed to handle money," was reportedly posted on a prison vending machine nearby.) Mr. Madoff, who was sentenced to a 150-year sentence in 2009, further said that he'd voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but, "His policies are too socialist." And Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner to replace Mr. Obama, has earned Mr. Madoff's ire as well. "I certainly wasn't impressed with her as secretary of state," he said. "Our foreign policy is a mess."
I'd wear that as a badge of honor, or at least, totally ignore anything Bernie Madoff had to say about anyone else's character or policy choices.