OK bear with me here. BAC needs more TARP money (the 2nd half anyway) so they will be under the 500k executive pay stipulation to get the additional help. Under the plan, as I understand it, the executives must be paid anything over $500k in stocks instead of pay. So Ken Lewis can get $500k and x# of shares as his 2009 compensation. That's it. Right? So if BAC stock goes to zero, what good is the stock as part of the payplan? I'm asking because I'm considering jumping on a short position on BAC since everyone I know and everything I hear and read is that the stock is headed to zero. Sounds like easy money to me but this $500K a year and stock thing has me wondering. Am I looking at this like a crazy woman would?