“… several weeks after Enron’s lawyers spelled out the company’s strategy for manipulating the California electricity market, Kenneth L. Lay, Enron’s chairman, recommended several nominees to the Bush administration for appointment to the energy commission, which is responsible for ensuring”just and reasonable” electricity rates nationwide.
"Everyone gave Enron great deference," Mr. Davis said. "Enron was the mother ship of deregulation. They were given great weight." Senator Feinstein lamented that she was not given the same access to the president that Enron representatives had.<br /> <br /> … "And they had major access to this administration," she added. "But the senior senator from California can’t get in to see them."”