Wednesday, July 05, 2006

In Memorium

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Newly released documents suggest that President Bush's relationship with embattled former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay was once chummy and that Lay often asked him to act on Enron's behalf when Bush was governor of Texas.
Some two dozen letters written by Lay to then-Gov. Bush were among the 350 pages of Bush documents released Friday by Texas archivists in response to requests by news organizations and the nonprofit government watchdog group Public Citizen.


It's just too tempting not to think that Ken Lay decided to just say no to prison for the next 500 years and chose to go out on his own terms. I never ever thought he would spend one day behind bars. I suppose if I was one of the ones who lost everything b/c of Enron's greed, I'd think differently but for many reasons, I feel really sad about the whole mess.

What and who do we have to believe in or trust anymore anyway? Greed is like a flesh eating disease and it has consumed us all in the land of the free and home of the brave. Yesterday (Independence Day) when an old man was interviewed on the 6 o'clock news, I winced when he said we are in Iraq fighting for our freedom. I mean has he been living under a rock. Does anybody really believe that's what we're doing in Iraq and all the other pits of hell around the globe where we've gone and we're not wanted?

Politicians count on the stupidity and nostalgic gullibility of everyday Amerikans who still want to believe that Yankee Doodle fantasy while Freedom and her batterered sister Justice has been outsourced and privatized for fifty pieces of silver. Ken Lay knew what he was doing. He played the game and lost. You see, he forgot the cardinal rule; nobody but nobody can steal more from the people than the guv'ment. In a way he was betrayed by his own. His accusers and those who judged him are as guilty and rotten as Enron ever was. Rest well my liege but if not in heaven and hell is your eternal reward, fear not, you'll have lots of company real soon.


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