Every one seems to be surprised and angry that Ken Lay declined to entertain the invitation to speak before the Senate today. I am not surprised, and here are two possible reasons he may have skipped the barrel-fishing session that would have taken place inthe Senate Chambers today:
1.) Ken Lay is innocent of criminal wrongdoing.
In which case, after every fat-mouthed hypocrite Congressman and Senator has attacked your character, attacked your integrity, and basically raped you in the media for political gain, would you go sit before them and let them ask you offensive, obnoxious, and ill-informed questions which you have to answer politely? I wouldn’t. In fact, with Ken Lay’s money I would hire a private investigator for every Senator and Congressman on one of these committees. I would then spend whatever resources were necessary to shred through every 1040 form, every campaign contribution, and every business dealing that each one of them has had, and I would publish any transgression or POSSIBLE transgression (which is what Lay is guilty of right now- POSSIBLE transgressions), and I would buy multiple full page ads in the NY Times, the WaPo, and the LA Times, and I would put them out there for everyone to see. Then, in my opening statement, I would air all their dirty laundry again. And then I would have a cue card on every Senator and Congressman, so that when they asked me a question, I could say, “Yes. Senator Lieberman, I may have been guilty of poor judgement. But it is in no way as bad as the judgement of Company X, which went out of business in 1992. I notice that they left 275 people unemployed, but not before funding your campaign with x amount of dollars. I also see that you claimed a capital gain of X amounts of dollars in 1991 from the sale of their stock, a mere few months before the company failed.”
2.) Ken Lay is a scum sucking bastard and IS Guilty.
In which case he could give two hoots in hell what Congress or you and I think of him.
Ken Lay is innocent.
The wrong doing reached all the way up and stopped at his office.
The others were to keep the extremities of risky deals and off shore and off balance sheet partnerships from lay.