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July 06, 2006

Randi Rhodes: Ken Lay was murdered by Bush administration

I was expecting to hear something like this from DU, but I thought Air America might take the higher road. I guess I was wrong:
...I first heard [about Ken Lay's death] via a "comic" bit that was over-the-top, and pretty tasteless, even by my admittedly loose political correctness standards. What followed was even dumber though. Perhaps the dumbest thing I've heard on TV or radio in the past month - and that's saying something.

Randi implied the Bush administration had Kenny Boy killed to cover up their collusion with him in the Enron scandal...
UPDATE: In an instance of great minds thinking alike, one of the HuffPost's nobodies (David Goldstein) is getting into the act:
...Sure, we've already seen suspicions raised in the comment threads of liberal blogs, but no real effort will be made to push this theory and no "serious" journalist would ever take it seriously, except as an opportunity to ridicule the generic "left." [I've done my part! -- BA]

...As a Democrat I suppose I should be proud that my party tends to shy away from such wacky, over-the-top character assassination -- you know, like characterizing a war hero who left three limbs on the battlefield as a coward and a traitor. But I'm not so sure it's good strategy. If we hope to compete, I'm not so sure we can afford to reject even the vilest of Karl Rove's tactics...

Posted in RandiRhodes at July 6, 2006 09:35 AM


Randi has a short memory. She should ask if Hillary had Lay killed so that people wouldn't talk about him sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom during her husband's administration or how he advised he husband and Al Gore on the Kyoto Accord.

Posted by: Mack at July 6, 2006 10:40 AM

Mr. Lay and company perpetuated possibly the worst assault on American workers in recent history. The American people need to understand Mr. lays involvement in the shaping of the Bush administrations energy policies. We all know what ENRON did to California. Any insight into where these policies are leading to would be appreciated.

Posted by: mark at July 7, 2006 01:20 AM

I woouldn't be the slightest bit surprised if Randi spewed this crap out of her mouth. HOWEVER: I need more details - transcripts, audio recordings, etc. - before I jump all over this.

Posted by: Scott at July 7, 2006 10:10 AM

I thinke good old Kenny is still alive . Where is his body ??? did anyone ever see it ? is this one of George Bushs dealings ?
Why can't I get your station on my computer ? what happend ? I love this station Please answer my questions Thank You Janis Johnson

Posted by: Janis at July 13, 2006 09:56 AM

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