the CAMP ENRON Report

... 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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(2) All "major" articles of older material have now been imported, some with updates worth perusing. We'll keep it all on the main page for a while, will add a few loose pieces of history, will trim the main page and index the archives for convenience later.


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

... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

For a brief orientation, see this
Welcome to Camp Enron

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 21, 2002

--- Cruisin' for a Bruisin', continued ... ---

[REUTERS] California prosecutors say that when they pried open 940 boxes of documents subpoenaed from bankrupt energy giant Enron Corp. ... "What we found were discarded Kleenexes, old pizza boxes, garbage," California Attorney General Bill Lockyer told reporters. ... From the 940 boxes, "we got one piece of paper, one document, in response to our subpoena" ... Lockyer won a court order in January requiring Enron to preserve all paper and electronic documents subpoenaed by state officials.

Could this report be a snippet of sarcasm inadvertently picked up as news? If legit, it certainly makes an impression.

What's next, smallpox blankets? "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose". Therefore approach a tapped-out adversary with caution, whether it's Enron or al Qaeda!

[2002-03-22 UPDATE: The Reuters item apparently conflates two allegations. In the first (January 2002), California A.G. Lockyer asserts Enron provided only a single page of subpoenaed information, and threatened contempt action.

In the second (this week), teams representing CA, WA and OR attempted to retrieve subpeonaed material from Enron/PGE in Portland, OR (where 125 energy traders used to operate). The states assert they found a limited number of originals boxes (thousands of pages of documents of unknown suitability, with no useful index), a larger number of recycling boxes (including embedded garbage and extraneous documents), and a lack of computer records and other requested materials.

Lockyer has a press release here ... Broadcast reports indicate Enron contests these claims (I haven't found anything solid on the web, and Enron website press releases date only to mid-February) ... they'll get a chance to make their cses in court.]