Thank you, President Bush, for distorting the meaning of the word ‘architect’. Thanks to calling Karl Rove the ‘architect’ of your 2006 re-election, there is a strange patina of negativity in the word, which I picked up again while watching a video of Dan Petrocelli, Jeff Skilling’s lead attorney, discussing the appeal. This happened:
Enron architect wants new trial? Really? Caesar Pelli, the man who built the Enron towers in downtown Houston, wants a new trial? Jeff Skilling, the former Enron CEO or President or Visionary is the one who wants a new trial. There are plenty of accurate descriptors to choose from. One needn’t try to get cutesy with ‘architect’ this and ‘architect’ that.
Jeff Skilling is not an architect.