Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, repeatedly invoked his right not to incriminate himself before the House subcommittee holding a hearing on a national salmonella outbreak blamed on his company.
Good to see that the Constitution still holds up for our beleaguered CEOs.
I'll lay odds that there will be fines, bad PR and suspended sentences for the douchebags who decided profits from peanuts outweighed the lives of possibly 9 citizens.
Shortly afterward, a lab tester testified that the company discovered salmonella at its Georgia plant as far back as 2006.
The House panel released e-mails obtained by its investigators showing Parnell ordered products identified with salmonella shipped and quoting his complaints that tests discovering the contaminated food were "costing us huge $$$$$$."
I seriously doubt that anything will come of this other than the usual lawsuits, slaps on the wrists and such.
I mean, coming off the heels of an administration with "Heckuva job, Brownie" and ass covering, can we really expect justice for any of the unclean, unwashed masses of commoners?
I'd never seriously advocate street justice, but I'd be lying if I didn't think that it'd be hilarious to string up these CEOs and asshole fuck-ups by THEIR peanuts.