Christmas gifts for crooks; CEOs

From Red :: what Santa brought :: Scott Sullivan, former CFO of WorldCom -an AT&T calling card to call home from prison. Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International, a limited edition Leavenworth shower curtains. Henry Blodget, former Merrill Lynch analyst, a free Hotmail account to keep his emails private. Jack Grubman, former Salomon Smith Barney analyst, a stay-at-home tutor for his kids. Martha Stewart, a calculator, so she can always be able to compare the few thousand bucks she made selling shares of ImClone and the millions of dollars that has cost her in the value of her own stock. Jack Welch, a subscription to the Harvard Business Review. Gary Winnick and Joe Nacchio, we give gifts that we presume they will sell to each other. And then they will buy their original gifts back, for the same amount, yet somehow book a profit on the whole transaction anyway. Steve Case, chairman of AOL, an elegant way of explaining to angry former Time Warner shareholders that he’s not the idiot who sold their company to America Online at the top of the bubble. He’s the one who bought it. Senator Trent Lott, a copy of Toby Young’s How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. Or has he read it already?.