Ken Lay is dead. He was a convicted felon who ripped off the retirement funds of his workers and stuck my state with an outrageous power bill. I’d like to think he’s now going to be an example of What Not To Do for executives across the country, but I doubt it. The lesson people will take away from his downfall and death will probably be this: if you commit fraud and conspiracy in order to make an obscene amount of money, then cover your tracks better than the Enron guys.

This also, of course, means the betting pool is now off.

UPDATE: Wrong, the pool’s still on. I didn’t realize that there’s such a thing as a posthoumous pardon.