According to The Wall Street Journal, the following exchange took
place between U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and President Bush.
Commenting on U.S. corporate scandals, Mr. O'Neill is reported to have
said: "A kid who gets caught with a half a gram of marijuana can serve
more time than an executive who loses tens of thousands of jobs." To
which the President is alleged to have responded: "You're right."

That should do it. When Mr. Bush addresses the subject in his speech
today, he will likely declare that it's time to get rid of those awful
marijuana laws that are just filling U.S. jails with innocent kids.
Either that or he's going to create a new corporate crime: Any
executive whose company loses thousands of jobs will now get sent to
jail along with the kid caught with marijuana.

snip- read the rest of this article on corporate responsibility at the
website listed.

Pubdate: Tue, 09 Jul 2002
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2002 Southam Inc.
Author: Terence Corcoran
Note: Drug policy related references in first two paragraphs.