In high school, I once tried out for a production of West Side Story. Since I could neither sing nor dance very well, the drama teacher out of pity awarded me the role of the dour Lt. Shrank. My performance quickly garnered a nomination among my cast mates for "least supporting actor." The teacher told me afterwards that I had a promising career in show business - as an usher. I knew then that there would be no second acts. On a professional level, I stick to what I know best, or, as some will tell you, where I can do the least damage.Unfortunately, some people can't take a hint, or for that matter even a stiff backhand.

Take the recent appellate court decision that ruled on the constitutionality of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which we all hoped had put an end to more than two years of legal nonsense.

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