Think investors would trust Larry Ellison more with their money than they do Meg Whitman? I do. That increased trust would more than pay for the deal. HP chuckling over Dell's fate is like the hen clucking in the barnyard when a rooster goes into the dinner pot. At the time of publication the author had positions in AAPL, MSFT, COST and IBM. Follow @DanaBlankenhorn This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.