In a New York Times Op - Ed, the former New York governor and attorney general thinks he has the solution to investigating all the shenanigans that occurred at AIG - publish online every email in the company's archives.
I wonder what he would think if the reverse should also be true, publish every email within the U.S. Attorney General's office. And while we're on the topic of the Office of the Attorney General, let's have an open discussion on who makes the decision on whom to prosecute and whom not when it comes to high profile cases of anti-trust and fraud. Since it's a political office and has bias as to what cases they do and do not take on, perhaps the emails of those conversations should also be released.
I'm not condoning what AIG has wrought upon the public in the financial ruin of banks and itself - forcing the largest U.S. Government bailout in history. But there is due process, and of all the people that should know that, it should be Mr. Spitzer. The corporate world is reeling, unemployment is at an all-time high and high tech is one of the few industries that are keeping the U.S. economy from sinking further into a sea of debt.
Yet here they are going after Intel even though Intel and AMD settled their anti-trust suit. Why now is this case making its way through the legal system before anyone has determined what's going on with AIG? It sounds like the Attorney General's office of New York is operating with the same playbook that Mr. Spitzer did when he was in office. Go after the big dogs scoring political points irrespective of whether they have cleared the cases on their docket already, let alone have the resources to proceed.
Perhaps we should open up all of the Attorney General's email archives during his tenure, let alone as Governor. But we already know more than we probably want to already as if Mr. Spitzer hasn't been in enough trouble in the past.