Once again, Bernie Madoff is about to steal something of importance from us - the right to a really juicy, lengthy, painful and entertaining trial that drags him and his family through the muck and punishes them severely for their miscreancy before they even are convicted and sentenced.
What fun that would have been!
And how much will now be concealed in the vault of time? Where will be the testimony that reveals all the ins-and-outs of the monster's prodigious narcissism and cruelty? Will we get to see Lady Macbeth trying to wash her hands clean on the stand? How about all the smaller hyenas and jackals that served the great, bloated predator? How many Street weasels and stoats from the SEC will breathe a sigh of relief when the files are sealed?
Doesn't the government represent the People? And aren't we, the People, entitled to a satisfying and educational show here?
Perhaps it's not too late to stop this ill-advised rush to judgment. The guy is old already! Are a few years in some plush correctional facility, in which he represents the most accomplished resident of the institution, punishment enough for what he has done to so many charities, schools and retired furriers? I think not!
We should have the chance to drag this festering homunculus out into the electronic public square and stone him! Him and his little dog, too!
Write your Congressman! Call the White House! Justice must be served!
Word comes today that the SEC was informed about Bernie Madoff's miscreancies several years ago, but engineered a neat solution to let him off the hook. I hate to say I told you so. But I told you so.
Look at our economy as a gigantic brain, and the regulatory part that governs all the others has mouldered since, like, 1980, hanging like a withered appendix off the powerful other portions MOREBing - Dec 18, 2008 10:28 AM ET
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