RIP Philo

can the Bush Justice department get some credit...

...for taking on corporate corruption:

Adelphia CEO John Rigas got 15 years. All First CEO Nathan Chapman got 7 ½ years. ImClone Founder Sam Waksal got 7 years. Worldcom CEO Bernie Ebbers got 25 years. Rite Aid CEO Martin Grass got 8 years. WorldTeq CEO Bruce Bertman got 4 years. Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski got 25 years. Enron’s Ken Lay was convicted, but died under appeal technically reversing that.
Permalink politico 
March 8th, 2007 11:10pm
(whispers to the hippie liberals..."hmm, Bush looks like he might be a corrupt suit if he weren't president"...more whispering..."but we have to him something"..."at least he didn't bone a bunch of chicks in the whitehouse, got to give him credit for keeping it in his pants"...)

Ok, we can give him that one. And not too bad for not screwing up the economy.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 8th, 2007 11:17pm
I don't know how much credit or blame we can give a president for the economy.

However, check out page 2 of this.
Permalink politico 
March 8th, 2007 11:27pm
Wow, what a very mysterious document to find on a site such as
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 9th, 2007 2:06am
"And not too bad for not screwing up the economy."

I believe going from a balanced budget to never-before-seen levels of debt counts as fucking up the economy.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 9th, 2007 8:18am
Well, since it was the Republicans who reduced the oversight and reporting requirements, AND created the "privatized energy supply" industry that Enron took advantage of to screw California over, it seems too cute to give a lot of credit for catching those they enabled to become crooks.

If they'd just left the regulation in place, and HADN'T privatized energy production, those cases would never have existed in the first place.  And LOTS of people would be better off.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 9th, 2007 12:03pm

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