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Born: 1942-04-15
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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We see ourselves as first helping to open up markets to competition.

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We use competitive markets to arrange for delivery of our food supply.

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We've tried to get as much supply into California as we can.

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When there's uncertainty they always think there's another shoe to fall. There is no other shoe to fall.

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You'd rather have a surplus versus a shortage in your position.

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You'll have lower prices under deregulation than you will through regulation.

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I've been a strong financial and political supporter of, first, President Bush Sr. when he was running for president, and even when he ran for president a time or two and failed.

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Today, there are also buyers and sellers of all these energy commodities, just like there are buyers and sellers of food commodities and many other commodities.

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Well, rates would go up whether you deregulate or not, and of course, the rates that are going up right now on the electricity side are still within the regulated framework.

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Am I a fool? I don't think I'm a fool. But I think I sure was fooled.

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We need someone who is a strong representative of our value system.

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The last thing I would have ever expected to happen to me in my life would be that, in fact, I would be accused of doing something wrong and maybe even something criminal.

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They can't do without electricity. They can do with less electricity.

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Any slots at the senior level, including CEO or other slots, will be filled internally.

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But certainly I didn't know he was doing anything that was criminal.

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But I can't take responsibility for criminal conduct of somebody inside the company.

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But indeed a market like California is not good for Enron.

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But the most important thing is, Enron did not cause the California crisis.

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Every market is in transition.

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I don't think I'm a criminal, number one.

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I have faith in the market when we get the rules right.

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I have to take responsibility for anything that happened within its businesses.

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I mean, our primary businesses in wholesale pipelines, utilities, retail, were all doing extremely well.

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I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron. But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal.

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In the case of Enron, we balance our positions all the time.

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Investors don't like uncertainty.

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Jeff knew full well what he was walking away from. Again, he needed to deal with this right away.

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Our liquidity is fine. As a matter of fact, it's better than fine. It's strong.

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The problems in California have been that it's been very difficult to site and build new power plants.

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The transmission systems are still regulated.

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There are absolutely no problems that had anything to do with Jeff's departure.

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There are no accounting issues, no trading issues, no reserve issues, no previously unknown problem issues.

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Trillions of dollars every day are being exchanged around the world in all of the financial markets.

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We don't break the law.

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