Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bernie Madoff and My Mom

The LA Times said today in the editorial on the sentencing of Bernie Madoff:

"But by now we are growing tired of being apologized to by politicians, athletes, corporate chieftains and financial wizards for their various crimes, scandals and misjudgements only after their luck has run out. Ordinary people are required to make ethical decisions each day about what is acceptable behavior of what is not. By and large, they make those decisions before they act not after they are caught. Is it too much to expect the same from people who ought to be our role models?"

My Mother's lesson: "If you were truly sorry, you wouldn't have done it." Whack to the ass!

Whack! to Bernie Madoff.

The lesson: the time for applying your morality and ethics is before the fact, not after. Mom knew it sixty years ago. Is that why they call it the "good" old days?


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