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) Webpage: http://www.mapinc.org/cancom/6FCC4C6F-C972-44E2-9066-B336A172862B Copyright: 2002 Southam Inc. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.nationalpost.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/286 Author: Terence Corcoran Note: Drug policy related references in first two paragraphs.