Former GE Chief Executive Officer Jack Welch is not a professional known to err on the side of caution. That intense risk-taking brought him power, influence and wealth. Now, it may bring him down in a number of ways.
As many know by now, after the positive job figures came out, Welch tweeted to his more than a million followers that those statistics were put together in order to shore up Barack Obama's campaign. As many also know, that campaign took a hit during the first debate.
Both conservatives and liberals who had been associated in the past with how those numbers are complied and reported deny any possibility that the books could have been cooked. Later on television, Welch stood by his contention that there had been a conspiracy to release good job figures.
Only lawyers can opine if Barack Obama as a private citizen and the agencies of the U.S. Government can file complaints about libel and defamation of character. After all, the worker bees and leadership at the Department of Labor come across as patsies answerable only to a political system.