Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
The verdict is on the Enron Trial and for once the rich white guys got what they deserved – A Guilty Verdict. The general feeling in Houston is a resounding “Yes”.
When the news broke that, the jury was in the office drones fled their cubicles and flocked to the Federal Courthouse. The peasants came could barely restrain from dancing in the streets as they watched their masters head off to jail (though of course there will be expensive and lengthy appeals).
Even those of us who didn’t work for Enron were affected by the company’s fall from grace. The most visible is that the Astros no longer play in Enron Field; the name was` changed to Minute Maid Park. I’ve had most of our feral cat colony spayed and neutered thanks to S.N.A.P who took a tremendous financial hit when Enron collaspaed, and they only one of the many local charities and social groups who suffered.
Be interesting to see what their sentences will be. Let’s hope they aren’t sent to “Club Fed” but get to do some real hard time.
The news even pushed the real news – that TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL…onto the back burner!