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CAMP ENRON:
... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

Some say it's nothing but a train wreck ... roll in the big cranes, clear the track, see what the crew's been smoking. If I thought so, I'd not be writing this ... and if they thought so, they'd not be drumming so hard.


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free agent, loose cannon, pointy stick ... taking an imposing analytic toolkit out of the box, over the wall and into the street ... with callous disregard for accepted wisdom and standard English

reading the tea leaves from original angles, we've led with uncannily prescient takes on the federal surplus, the dotcom crash, the "Energy Crisis", the Afghan campaign, the federal deficit.

More where those came from ... stay tuned.


For brief orientation, see this
Welcome to CP


CAMP ENRON:
... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

For a brief orientation, see this
Welcome to Camp Enron

OTHER GOOD STUFF:
Many thanks to Tony Adragna and Will Vehrs, still shouting 'cross the Potomac at QuasiPundit. Early Camp Enron material can be found in QP's Dispatches department.
Thursday, March 14, 2002

 
--- Confirmations ---

As speculated here 2002-01-13, Kent Bentsen fell out of the Texas Senate race in Tuesday's primary, missing by about 4 points and only breaking even in his home county (Harris). Enron effect or ethnic politics? Close call. Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and vanity candidate Victor Morales in a run-off next month. (That's Victor Morales, who finds most issues "mind boggling", not to be confused with legit but unsuccessful Gubernatorial candidate Dan Morales.) Kirk the stronger candidate, but Morales polled 45% against Phil Gramm in '96. (Looking forward, Enron looks to affect 2002 politics in big states Texas, California and Florida ... look for some NY reverb in later chapters of the saga, as megabank lobes of the meta-scandal reach maturity.)

As speculated here earlier this week, the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu deal is declared dead. Somebody might concoct a cleer way to save one of the Big Four combo's, but what's the acquirer's upside? By doing nothing, all four can pick up their proportionate shares of Andersen accounts and Andersen talent ... without paying for it and without incurring any risk or taint of Andersen successorship.