As the SEC continues pressing forward with enforcement of the internal controls provisions of SOX, something very amusing has come to light in a GAO report:
In GAO's opinion, SEC's fiscal year 2004 financial statements were fairly presented in all material respects. However, because of material internal control weaknesses in the areas of recording and reporting disgorgements and penalties, preparing financial statements and related disclosures, and information security, in GAO's opinion, SEC did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2004.
Ouch! Mayhap the SEC needs to get its own house in order first? Or, at least, consult Matthew 7:3-5? It's a serious institutional embarassment for the SEC.