You're right! The light makes him look angelic.
"And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government."
Oh, that's the perfect quote for that picture!Doesn't it remind you of a Dutch painting? A Vermeer, maybe, or a Pieter de Hooch?