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Igor M. (BizMord Marketing Blog)

I don't care how bad the guy was and how many people he Scr*wed up, I still feel bad for him dying at the age of only 64.

Those that allow themselves to say that he deserved death are ignorant fools.

In this thing we call life, we all play a part of our selves (we are the actors and directors of our life). Let's not drag death into our acting career as this is something we can't play nor can we direct.

Megan Mahan

You pose an interesting question, Debbie. It actually reminded me of a similar situation [albeit on a much smaller scale] of former Louisiana insurance commissioner, Jim Brown, who spent six months in prison for lying to the FBI [he was also charged with 57 counts of insurance fraud]. Following his sentence, Brown opened himself up to the public though his website [] and blog.

"Telling it like it is" has been his motto on the website and it seems to be working for him. He's also given interviews, confronting past allegations and bad behavior. I have to say that when it comes to making mistakes, openly admitting transgressions seems like constructive way to move on, and, hopefully, to gain back some respect from the public.

In the case of Ken Lay however, I don't know that any amount of blogging would have helped his public persona. One thing's for certain, he would have had to moderate his blog comments very carefully.


I dont think many people are going to lose sleep about Ken Lay.
There had been some celebrating at his recent personal tragedy, and with the pain he has caused others, many feel this circumstance still has not paid for his debt to all those he has ruined..

Paul Chaney

One thing is for sure, if he did blog, no way could he have had comments turned on!

To revel in someone else's demise is petty. You know the old adage, don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes.

Here's another just for the record..."We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions."

Zane Safrit

Ken Lay. Blogger. Funny. Funny not in a ha-ha way. Funny in a dark way.

An early commenter said he shold have left the comments turned off. Yes, he should. But that's the whole point he shouldn't have been, couldn't have been, a blogger.

Blogging's about having a conversation; an open and honest conversation. And it's about accountability.

I think those were two areas, honesty and accountability, that Enron, under his leadership, had unique ideas, ideas contrary to 'common folk'. It's his leadership in those areas at Enron that precipitated his time in the witness stand.

So...Ken Lay, blogger?...Funny.

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