Wednesday, July 05, 2006

No pardon for Ken Lay

I take no pleasure in the news that Ken Lay has apparently died from a massive heart attack. I was glad when he was found guilty on most counts for the Enron debacle, but as an avowed opponent of the death penalty I would never have wished this fate upon him.
I was actually looking forward to seeing President Bush squirm over the question of whether or not to issue Lay a pardon at the end of his term. After all, as one of the biggest financial backers of Bush’s political career, Ken Lay probably more than anyone else without the last name of Bush, could be credited with helping to put George W. Bush in the White House.

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