Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Modern-Day Tantalus?

If the U.S. were more like China, Stewart Parnell would be executed by firing squad.

In Greek myth, Tantalus offended the gods by serving them a stew made from human flesh (to test their omniscience). He was punished in Hades with eternal thirst and starvation. He was surrounded by food and water that always receded when he reached for it.

I think Stewart Parnell should be locked in a room with nothing to eat but recalled products that were made at his company's vermin-infested plants (and plenty of water to wash it down and keep him hydrated when the salmonella catches up with him).

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