“…Bush stopped in midstride and looked hard at Hughes. He was silent for a moment. “The economic uncertainty is because of SEC overreach,” he said pointedly…”
The Price of Loyalty, Paul O’Neil.
Clearly an example of same. Ms. Stewart’s ill gotten gains were a mere $50,000. This is chickenfeed, when you’re Martha Stewart. Therefore, we can reasonably assume there was no real malice.
On many occaisions, perfectly honest and sincere fiduciaries have had to endure the embarrassment of unwarranted investigation, hounded by the pathologically persecutive SEC!
Clearly, another example of Big Government snooping unnecessarily, hampering the job-creating energy of an entrepeneur, crippling a natural genius of commerce. Ayn Rand wept.
Ms. Stewart is but an innocent, led astray like a lamb, rolled over in the clover. And its not like it was real money, it was stock market money. I mean, it’s not like she stole it - it just wasn’t hers. Temporarily. She had every reason to believe that it would be hers, soon enough.
She overdrew 50K on the bank of probability. That’s what entrepeneurs do!
All right, all right,…you wanna be a hard ass. Demand restitution, cost plus 10%.
NASCAR Moms instinctively realize that Ms. Stewart is no smarter than they. It could happen to them, they can relate.
Gays appreciate Martha Stewart. It’ll take some of the sting out of the whole gay marriage amendment thing.
Such a move might change the voting habits of the Key West gay community. Key West Florida, mind you. Might affect 10,000 votes. Assuming the Jews for Buchanan don’t endorse Nader.
Gain: 51% Loss 49%
Not convinced yet? If Martha Stewart goes to prison there is a one in a thousand chance it will be a reality TV show. Is it worth the risk?
I rest my case.