Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ken Lay compared to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?!!!

Infamous former head of Enron who presided over the Enron scandal was memorialized with such luminaries as former president George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara attending. We all know that Lay was convicted of fraud and misuse of bank loans and was awaiting sentencing when he suddenly died. I'm not going to pile on here. The man is dead and there's really nothing further to be said about that.

But this is what disturbed me:

The Reverend Dr. Bill Lawson compared Lay with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, and said his name would eventually be cleared.

"He was taken out of the world right at the right time," he said. "History has a way of vindicating people who have been wronged."

It's one thing to predict that he'll be vindicated. But why would anyone mention Ken Lay in the same breath as Dr. King and Jesus Christ? Just because you're a former corporate tycoon and a friend of the Bush family does not entitle one to be placed in such high company.

1 comment:

Tina said...

My uncle lost several thousand dollars when Enron fell apart. He is 81 yrs old. Lay's "management style" caused a lot of grief to employees and investors.