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Thursday, May 25, 2006

A disturbing hypothesis on the Enron case

I just caught this on the Ed Schultz show, from the "senior legal analyst."

We all know that Ken Lay has long been a Bush family friend, earning the G-Dub nickname "Kenny Boy," and contributing more than $600,000 to Republican candidates.

The attorney in questions suggests this "what if...?" scenario. There will surely be an appeal in the case, and that could easily take two years. It remains to be seen whether or not Lay and Skilling will be incarcerated or remain free during the appeals process. Why shouldn't Bush grant them pardons in the final days of his presidency?

Lay and Skilling, after bilking countless investors and employees out of their money and their livelihoods, could conceivably walk away without serving a single day in prison.