- Dec 9, 2004
They don't care about public opprobrium. They'd also probably see a victory in the courts as a vindication of themselves and try to spin it as such.Some battles need to be fought even if defeat is a forgone conclusion. If Roddy Molloy was forced to go through the courts for his golden handshake a powerful political precedent would have been set in that any other such scenarios, like this one with the bankers, would mean a choice between public opprobrium or compromise. But of course no such political mettle exists.