Hypothetical Future Value?
December 16, 2002 11:06 AM   Subscribe

Self-fulfilling Prophecy? Enron video says maybe... A video from an Enron company party from 1997 shows executives or other employees playing execs making jokes during skits about how to make "a kazillion dollars" et al. Some of the "methods" they speak of apparently are exactly the things that brought the company down. Looks like the cat was let out of the bag in front of a lot of unsuspecting individuals..
posted by djspicerack (4 comments total)
The best part:

The videotape, of a going-away party for former Enron President Rich Kinder, features nearly half an hour of absurd skits, songs and testimonials by executives and prominent citizens – including President Bush, the newspaper reported.

At the party, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush pleaded with Kinder: "Don't leave Texas. You're too good a man." And his father, former President Bush, told Kinder, "You have been fantastic to the Bush family. I don't think anybody did more than you did to support George."

posted by dogmatic at 11:56 AM on December 16, 2002

Though there's nothing wrong with this link per se, I was interested to discover that I had no interest whatsoever in it. (Apparently no one else did, either, if the lack of comments is any indication.) Are we done, as a culture, with Enron? It's like the zeitgeist is so Enron-saturated that the Wall Street Journal could tell us Ken Lay was from Neptune and there would just be a big collective yawn.
posted by vraxoin at 2:45 PM on December 16, 2002

vraxoin - i think you might be right - I posted it as more of an amusement item for everyone, and to see if there were any thoughts by mefites about the GWB and father quotes... Good call though - looks like we're over this thing!
posted by djspicerack at 6:56 PM on December 16, 2002

Everyone has to focus on the WAR(s)! or the evil people have won!
posted by Iax at 7:25 PM on December 16, 2002

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