Think It But Don't Say It
A couple of folks have found trouble lately speaking that which everyone knows. The dimwit Congressperson from Texas caused a brouhaha by apologizing to the BP executives for the governmental "shakedown". This is a no-no and it is amazing how some people just "didn't get the memo". Everyone knows Big Energy demands respect at every level of capitalist government but you are not supposed to blurt it out on national TV. Just like the Big Bad Bankers, these execs are in the "doghouse" and the public expects humility and shame. Law Makers are to chastise and shame them for a week or so. This is how it is played and Texas Dufus better learn the rules.
The next culprit guilty of speaking his mind is the careless General. Didn't he see Jimmy Carters lust piece in Rolling Stone? I thought these guys were the best and the brightest! P
Now we have the Genius General and perhaps Patreaus can buy off enough Taliban to get another Surge Victory but I'm still unclear on how that gets bin Laden out of his cave or prevents a terror attack from some other nether region of the globe. Mc Crystal can start working on the book and perhaps there is a Budweiser commercial in his future as well.
I see where the Supremes let Enrons Jeffrey Skilling off (or was he Savings and Loan?, I keep mixing up my crises) Turns out the Government used too wide a net to prosecute these white collar types, that they didn't actually MISREPRESENT the product they were selling. Like aluminium siding salesmen, they were perhaps a tad over zealous but hey! that's how you get the sale! Business is business and the government better not forget it.