Now that Ken Lay has been convicted, he has, of course, found Jesus. The surest way to make someone holy is to charge him with a crime. Nobody finds God quicker than when they need him as a defense witness.
There are stories of how Ken Lay and family were having prayer circles outside the courthouse. You know, what might have helped -- a prayer circle inside Enron before they decided to rip us off for billions of dollars. I love how these people find religion before sentencing with no trace of irony. Funny how concerned people get about seeming Godly when they've done something most ungodly.
You never find Steve or Nancy on your way to the courthouse, you always find Jesus. He must hang out by the courts. Knows there's good business out there.
Ken Lay said after his conviction today, "We believe God is in fact in control and indeed he does work all things for good for those who love the Lord." If you loved the Lord so much, why did you rip off all his followers?
These guys like Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff and Ken Lay who turn to God when they need to appear sympathetic are usually the ones that laughed the loudest behind closed doors when they were defrauding others. Then they turn into weepy Jesus lovers the minute they step inside that court room.
A prayer circle? Please.
But I do agree with Lay's sentiment that God has a plan and in this case his plan is apparently to have Kenny Boy spend the next twenty to thirty years of his life in prison. That's the kind of plan I can get behind.
Here's a video clip of The Young Turks animated discussion of Ken Lay's conviction and how it relates to the Bush administration.
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