Since we’re seemingly letting the Catholic Church clean up its own messwith regards to child molesting priests in its ranks, maybe we should letthe Enron folks clean up their accounting mess, too. There reallyisn’t any difference between the two. Cardinal Law in Boston is goingto make his case to the public via church-controlled media outlets. Wonderif he’ll have to answer any tough questions in those interviews. Iimagine that most of the questions will be along the lines of, “Is thepope a nice guy?” and “Who is your favorite apostle?” Who needs a 401(k)? Certainly not people who are retiring fromexecutive positions at large banks. The retiring chairman of Fleet bank is due$5.8 million per year for the next twentyyears. For what, exactly, is he being paid? Not showing upat the office? Maintaining a nice home on Nantucket or the Cape? How is this expenditure of funds adding to shareholder value? I’m noteven a shareholder and this sort of blatant “taking care of the goodol’ boys” has me steamed. The Boston Globe chose to gloss overthis disgusting waste of stockholder funds, however, and concentrated on thefact that Fleet is dumping business units. How did they acquire allthese business units that they are dumping? Oh yeah, because of a baddecision in which this retiring chairman certain had a leading role. Oops. The Globe didn’t point that out, either.