The president talks to Larry King about his recently deceased friend, Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay.
President Bush told Larry King that deceased Enron founder Ken Lay was “a good guy.” That’s just patently false. A jury confirmed as much. And as for Lay’s crimes, Bush said he was “disappointed.”
Memo to Bush: “Disappointed” is dropping an ice cream cone in the mud. Leaving thousands of employees with worthless pension plans and profiting wildly by knocking California off the power grid ... that’s a bit more than “disappointing.”
Bush on CNN:
Yes, he?s a good guy. And so what I did ? then did was we had a business council, and I kept him on as the chairman of the business council. And, you know, got to know him and got to see him in action.
One of the things I respected him for was he was such a contributor to Houston?s civil society. He was a generous person. I?m disappointed that there was this ? he betrayed the trust of shareholders, but?