Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ken Lay

Is it just me, or do you feel kind of cheated now that he's dead?

Last night, NPR repeated his "I'm living the American nightmare" witness stand whine. You know that nightmare? The where you recklessly drive your business into a tree, taking your employees and their retirement funds with you? But you survive, only to die of a heart attack in your vacation home, near Aspen, instead of in prison where you belonged. That American nightmare.

Not the one where you are unemployed without a retirement fund because you believed the CEO's Go-Go rhetoric.

What an unsatisfying ending.


bspinner said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Agree completely. Now we taxpayers won't have to pay for a sentencing hearing and room and board in prison.

Carol said...

Yeah, I feel cheated, too. I was kind of looking forward to him being someone's Lay in prison.

A. Warped, knitter said...

(sarcasm ahead)
I'm waiting for his wife to publish her tear-filled book in which she reveals how the publicity and public ridicule led to his early demise.