Thursday, July 08, 2004

Friends in High Places

My fellow Austinite Robert Bryce, author of Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron and his latest effort Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas -- America's Superstate, provides a handy list of administration officials and hangers-on with ties to Enron:

Tom White, former secretary of the Army, was at Enron Energy Services, a company that was little more than a sham from the get go.

Ed Gillespie, current head of the Republican National Committee, was an Enron lobbyist.

Marc Racicot, former head of the RNC, was an Enron lobbyist.

Robert Zoellick, current US Trade Representative, worked for Enron as an adviser.

James Baker III, former secretary of state -- and the man who was crucial to Bush's win in Florida -- was an Enron lobbyist.