I am somewhat inclined to agree with you. It seems to me that the NYSE board was smoking something when they approved a payout for a job that is close to a layup. On the other hand, I saw in the tabs the other day that Adam Sandler was paid close to $50 million for his film roles last year. Is he really $45 million funnier than Dennis Miller? If we are going to apply even a whiff of populism to corporate salaries, we should also apply them to Hollywood (starting with Steven Spielberg).