Well, Ken Lay is dead and you know what that means: Time once again to blame the Republicans! Or at least bring up bizarre conspiracy theories and claims that dying was somehow not enough.
But even the Washington Post admits that “Ken Lay had the ear of top Democrats in the 1980s and 90s. He and his colleagues used that access to promote the company's interests with the Clinton administration and key congressional Democrats". And just before their bankruptcy, after the Bush Administration refused to bail out the company or even meet with them, Enron gave a pile of money it could ill-afford to spend to Democrat campaigns in hopes of buying friends on that side of the aisle.
I’m hardly saying that we should be hanging Enron on the Democrats. But it sure seems like the Left never learns – one recalls the peculiar reaction to a funeral in Minnesota, or at least the adults remember. This will either have no effect in the fall, or it will hurt the Democrats if they try again to play it into something it never was.