Tax Guru-Ker$tetter Letter
Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Lectured To By Cartoons
The very idea of our rulers in DC dictating how corporations should be run and how to deal with the bad apples makes me think of the Keystone Kops. This more contemporary comparison to Dudley Do-Right is just as valid and will probably be understood by more people. We could probably even come up with plenty of even more modern examples, such as Mr. Magoo and Homer Simpson.
We'll know that we've hit the extreme of idiocy when they appoint a special blue ribbon committee to investigate corporate wrong doing. An appropriate chairman would be Dan Rottenkowski, who was the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee for several years, prior to his stay in prison for fraud and other criminal mischief.