Enron

The Enron E-Mails

Back in 2003, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released some 1.5 million email messages that it collected as part of its investigation of Enron's price-gouging of California consumers. The press pounced on some of the choicer bits, but this is truly the gift that keeps giving.

Early round-up

The New York Times writes up the leadership fight brewing, with members scattered around the globe. The short version: DeLay aint coming back as Maority Leader.

AP reports on DeLay donating Abramoff's donations to charity. I have two questions on this:

THIS IS YOUR LIFE, TOM DELAY: A Decade Of (Dubious) Achievement

May 2005
Dogged by scandal for his unethical behavior, Tom DeLay is “saluted” at the Capital Hilton at a gala sponsored by the American Conservative Union. More than 100 of DeLay’s constituents respond by sending him a letter critical of his decision to celebrate while he neglects the needs of people in his district.

May 2004

Northern Mariana Islands, Abramoff, DeLay, and Enron

[Call on your member of Congress to demand DeLay's resignation]

Okay, this admittedly has a lot of moving parts. Let me see if I can get all of this straight.

Lobbyist's Paid For DeLay Flight To London and Scotland

Washington Post Headline: DeLay Airfare Was Charged To Lobbyist's Credit Card

From the story:

DeLay's Lawmaking: Money in, favors out.

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 12 Days and Counting
DeLay fights for repeal of consumer protections on donors' behalf

On May 14, 1996, Edwin Lupberger, then the CEO of Entergy Corp., wrote DeLay a letter to thank him for meeting with him during a dinner for Republican "Team 100" donors – people who gave or raised over $100,000 for the Republican Party – and discussing pending legislation.