So he goes and sells the company? Wha!! When he was hired a short year ago MER was trading at around 55 or so. What happened to Mr. financial expert Thain turning the company around? Instead he gets rid of it at a bargain basement price. I could've done that and I didn't even go to an Ivy league school. I swear some CEO's are worthless morons, they manage to run 150 year old firms into the ground and are praised when they sell them at the bottom.