Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘civil’

Think If You Had To Walk In His Shoes

jpegOne really cannot feel too much empathy for the fact that billionaire Mark Cuban was pursued by the federal government on insider trading charges.  He could, after all, afford either to fight the charges or pay the fine without feeling any pain.  Cuban decided to do the principled thing, the costlier thing, the less expedient thing and fight the charges.  Obama’s Securities and Exchange Commission pursued Mr. Cuban on civil charges and not criminal charges.  I would guess that the burden of proof is less stringent on civil cases so they took the easy path expecting Mr. Cuban like many others to buckle and pay the fine.

Update – One To Watch

A little over two weeks ago I wrote, excitedly, about a potential Republican candidate for president in 2012.  Jon Huntsman had resigned as Ambassador to China and started an exploratory committee to seek the GOP nomination.  Huntsman seems to have the right credentials for a Republican nod, but a few on the right are already criticizing both his cozy ties with Obama and China.  I have pretty much given up on having another Ronald Reagan at the helm of the Republican Party and because I live in Pennsylvania with its late primary election date, the candidates are usually chosen.  Huntsman or perhaps more for me his father seemed a likely middle ground.