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Friday, May 26, 2006
Bullshit out of fashion. Enron helped create Bush-Cheney, and we need to remember that yesterday's convictions are but foreshadowing of tomorrow's, once all the crimes of the Bush White House are brought to light. Lay's record-setting contributions to Republicans, Bush's "Mission Accomplished" signage and "bring 'em on" swagger, Cheney's intelligence-warping, Rumsfeld's idiotic plans for the military — it's all falling apart. After 9-11 people wanted to believe, but the bullshit is all so
The [Enron] jurors spoke emotionally about the tremendous sacrifice made by themselves, their families and their co-workers to allow them to sit through this case for 17 weeks.

"We were responsible. We were always accountable. We had to find a way to circle back and tie up loose ends. And I think those (Enron) employees were entitled to the same thing," said payroll manager Carolyn Kuchera.

Wendy Vaughan, a business owner, said they were given "a puzzle with about 25,000 pieces dumped on the table."

The jury, a remarkably alert group through the trial and notably well-spoken after it, said it was the evidence on the stand and in the 20 boxes of paperwork that persuaded it. It didn't buy that there was a conspiracy of government cooperators to lie. Though some admired Lay and Skilling, they also thought they lied on the stand.

"I wanted to believe very, very badly what they were saying, very much so," Vaughan said.
Isn't it fascinating that the Enron jurors, in their insistence on responsibility and accountability, held themselves to a higher standard than the CEOs they were trying and the President bought by the CEOs?

Seventeen weeks of bullshit from the most expensive defense attorneys stolen money could buy, and the Enron jurors didn't crack.

Enron jurors are some of the truest American patriots alive today.

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