Down To Business: HP Investigation: Two-Ring Circus
With each new allegation of board impropriety, the stakes get greater for the technology company--and for the politicos who aim to extract its full PR value. Get ready for the greatest show on earth.
It seems like "Pretext" is just another work for fraud. Apparently our culture has a growing penchant for inventing new words for old crimes so we can then say there is no law against it. This gives perpetrators the opportunity to get by with whatever they want to do and congresspeople to justify their existence by passing even more laws and making life more and more miserable for the majority of us law abiding, mostly ethical citizens.
The worst part is that most of those congresspeople will probably get re-elected in the near future. To the best spin doctor belong the spoils.
I enjoyed your editorial. I also enjoyed another editorial (rant?) written by Joel Klebanoff titled "A Pretext for Deceit." I hope we keep getting more editorials of this sort and that they can stir up the general public from their apathy so we don't keep re-electing politicians who don't have anything to do but pass more laws that make it look like they're doing great and wonderful things. I think all we need to do is to enforce the laws we already have and quit molly coddling criminals that have way too much money, power and influence.
Gary S. Lea
Applications Group Manager
Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc.
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