Originally created 01/25/02

He's outta there



"I want to see Enron survive, and for that to happen we need someone at the helm who can focus 100 percent of his efforts on reorganizing the company and preserving value for our creditors and hard working employees."

- Kenneth L. Lay announcing Wednesday that he's stepping down as chairman and chief executive officer of Enron Corp. after watching the energy firm he built slide into the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Lay added that all the investigations into his company's collapse is taking up too much of his time. You think?