I agree with your comments, and I'm not even a registered Democrat. There WERE some potentially great leaders in this country but now few will come forward and none will be elected. Not that I think he would make a great president but George Bush, Jr. is one of the first to bow out with his announcement that he's having second thoughts about running in 2000. Kemp, McCain, Lott, Gingrich, Cheney -- all Republicans of great ability -- all have skeletons in their closets. Notice who is silent through all this hullabaloo: Bush (Sr.), Dole, Armey, Helms. I don't wonder why. Al Gore is getting my vote. Who cares about alleged campaign finance irregularities. All parties are guilty; none want to change and give up the "soft" money. I hope I have the opportunity to vote for Hillary in some future national election.
My thought is that after the GenRe merger--many Grn shareholders will not want to stay in Brk for onee reason or another and will dump their Brk shares---plus Grn is in SP500 so index funds will dump their brk shares...yo might get a better price in a few months-- just a thought
class a may be converted into 30 class b; but 30 class b cannot be converted into 1 class a. This prevents the class b shares from getting out of line with the a shares. If the smaller retail buyers bid up the b shares, an arbitrageur will buy the slightly cheaper a shares, convert them and simultaneously sell the b shares. I think that's how it goes. Regards,