Saturday, January 19, 2002

The United States of Enron

This article in the New York Times today is an absolute must read. There's stuff in here that even I hadn't dug up, like Enron wanting in the Porn business and sexual hijinx in the executive suites.
As the world knows now, George W. Bush told two lies when first asked about his ties to the top guy in what may prove the largest corporate flimflam in history. The president said (1) that he only "got to know" Mr. Lay in 1994, when in fact their relationship goes back at least to 1992; and (2) that Mr. Lay "was a supporter" of Governor Richards, when in fact Mr. Lay told TV's "Frontline" last year that he "did support" Mr. Bush over Ms. Richards in their Texas race.

This is the president who promised to usher America into "a new era of personal responsibility"?

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