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Do As We Decree...

Calvin Trillin's wonderful ode to former corporate malefactors George (Harken Stock Dump) Bush and Dick (Halliburton Gets the Cooked Books, I Get the Options) Cheney preaching to current corporate malefactors, from Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme:

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney Lecture
CEOs on Corporate Responsibility

"Creative accounting" is something we hate.
From now on your numbers will have to be straight.
No taking of options for stock you contrive
To dump when insiders can tell it will dive.
And loans? If you want one, then go to the bank.
These sweetheart loans stink!
They're disgusting! They're rank!
This type of behavior we strictly forbid.
Just do as we say now, and not as we did.

December 10, 2005 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink