There are many signs that Bushco, The Neocons and the entire Fundie Repblican Party will continue to go up in flames in the coming year. One of the longest awaited birds flying in are the Enron Boys. From []

A prime defendant in the Enron Corp. criminal trial has struck a plea deal with prosecutors, potentially bolstering the government’s case against company founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Richard Causey was expected to plead guilty Wednesday afternoon to one or more of the 34 criminal charges pending against him, this person told The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the discussions.

“This is devastating news for Lay and Skilling and it greatly increases the chances that they will be convicted,” reports CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen. “This deal will give prosecutors yet another former Enron insider who presumably can and will point the finger at Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling and declare that they knew or should have known about the awful financial dealings going on inside that company.” Causey agreed to testify against his former bosses in exchange for a leaner prison sentence than he would have received if convicted on all counts.

There is widespread belief that Fitzgerald will indict Rove in the coming weeks and this will dovetail into the Enron trials which will go from spring into summer. Having these high profile indictments and trials in the months leading up to the November mid-terms is a prime chance for Independents, Greens and Democrats to pitch their ideas, that is those who have any. America will be listening with their bullshit detectors on maximum (except those 30% in total denial) so if there are fresh ideas out there, now is the time to let them come to the surface.

cross-posted at LiberalStreetfighter

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