For those of you who live underneath a rock, a large corporation named Enron has failed. Obviously, it is imperative that 100 people who have no idea how to run a business, and probably are as large as any reason as to why many businesses fail, must hold hearings to find out why it has failed. The 100 people in question are the United States Senate, where entrepeneurial giants like my own Senators, Jay Rockefeller and Robert C. Byrd, can grill Enron execs about their business practices. I am sure there will be no partisan bickering about this either. Why do I say this? Because Joe Lieberman has said so, and he is a man of his word. At least he was, until he became a vice-presidential candidate. Then he became a left-wing lackey and Gore hack. But, we do have his word.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., the full committee’s chairman, promised Wednesday “a search for the truth, not a witch hunt.” But he did not rule out an examination of Enron’s relationships with the Bush administration.
This, mind you, will be just a part of the strategy the Democrats will employ over the next 6 month period while working up towards a crescendo before the midterm elections. They know that they can not attack Bush head on, as his popularity is hovering in the mid 80’s, so expect them to try the death of a thousand cuts approach. The other day there were the religious-right/taliban rumors, now we have Enron, and we will see little things like this every day.
Mind you, I have no problem into shady business practices at Enron. I just do not feel that the Senate is equipped to find them as there is precisely one economist in the Senate.