"You've got to credit Jeb Bush," said Richard Scher, professor of political science at the University of Florida at Gainesville. "He's been wonderful in keeping the issue quiet. Nothing has been coming out. He's been very shrewd in how he's handled it politically and lucky the legislature is in session and drawing attention away. The Enron Florida angle has not come home to roost yet."
Jeb is one of the trustee's of Florida's pension fund, a large victim of the Enron collapse with $325 million in losses, though a fund respresentative has said Bush is only involved at a high level and never dealt with specifics of individual investments. He also chose to have a fundraising event at the Houston home of a former Enron president, Richard Kinder, last week. To be fair, Kinder left Enron in 1996 to form another major energy company, Kinder Morgan.
The state power company in Russia, United Energy Services, cut power yesterday to several military bases including the control center responsible for monitoring military satellites and the space station. The government says the power company is in violation of decrees designating certain facilities as protected. A couple of years ago, troops were sent to some substations to prevent power from being turned off to nuclear missile bases.