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Ken Lay dead

2006-07-05 16:00:52.54814+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Ken Lay, former head of Enron, dies of a heart attack. The conspiracy theorist in me asks "who wanted to shut him up"?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-05 17:19:10.028824+00 by: ebradway

That was just a little too convenient... hmmm... he died in Aspen... I bet it was one of those Rainbows...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-05 18:23:42.813303+00 by: mvandewettering

Asking the question "who wanted Ken Lay dead?" is not likely to produce a list shorter than the phone book. You might just as well start calling them in alphabetical order.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-05 18:48:31.661885+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, but "who wanted Ken Lay dead?" is a different question, I'm betting most of those folks would have been just fine had he served his days in a high security prison surrounded by murderers and rapists. If anything, I'm betting most of those folks think he died a bit too soon.

I think this is related to why Jack Abramoff is so afraid of something other than spending a few years in prison at his advanced age rather than turning state's evidence.

I'm tellin' ya, they're all in it. All of them.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-05 20:14:10.393072+00 by: Dan Lyke

This quote:

"Apparently, his heart simply gave out," said a Houston pastor.

Made me think "yeah, but that was years ago, and he's been doing just fine without it."

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-09 14:20:45.425965+00 by: donovanpax [edit history]

"Made me think "yeah, but that was years ago, and he's been doing just fine without it.'"

Makes me think, "What island is he sipping his mint julips on?" Banking on a pardon from the sociopath residing in the White House wasn't going to be a slam dunk. Some in the GOP might consider a pardon politically risky.

So, we must keep a watchful eye on Linda. Her movements, her bank accounts and her phone calls.

Or, could it be she slipped an overdose of digitalis in Kenny's morning java? She was quite upset about having to lose all 600 of her homes and all that money "KennyBoy" purloined. His untimely death will likely vacate the conviction; thereby, making the recovery of his appropriations that much more difficult. Nice work, Kenny baby.

OR, maaaybe...was Laura Bush protecting her monkey...er..."man?"

Will the MSM let this go-unlike the Vince Foster suicide? Where is the dynamic investigative reporting of Limbaugh, Coulter, Savage, et al during all of this intrigue?

Inquiring minds want to know!

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-09 17:42:47.978233+00 by: ebradway

More great quotes from the right reverend on the day of his private memorial in Aspen:

Just like Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, my hope is that people will view Ken Lay in a much more positive light after his death.

And an even better conspiracy:

Shortly after Lay's death was announced, Houston Chronicle readers speculated on the newspaper's Web site that Lay faked his death to avoid jail.

Lawson dismissed what he calls ``Elvis talk,'' the notion that Lay is alive and fled with remnants of his Enron wealth.

``Even if his back was against the wall, he would keep fighting,'' Lawson said. ``He would not run away.''

Hmmm... Aspen's actually in a very rural part of the state. The autopsy was performed in Grand Junction, the nearest large city with a whopping 45,000 people, 130 miles away. Grand Junction is also one of the most conservative parts of the state with lots of oil, natural gas, and mining money. If I were an ex-Enron employee, I'd sure like to see videos of the autopsy...

And they aren't burying him in Houston because they anticipate ex-Enron employees vandalizing his grave. Next time I'm in Aspen, I'll get GPS coordinates to his grave...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-09 18:23:50.545889+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm guessin' that the graveyard in question will have to install an appropriately placed urinal.