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indigonation Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-05-06 09:57 AM
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Dicky DeVos and Ken Lay (R.I.P)
This may be old news to some, but seems that Michigan GOP Governor hopeful Scamway Dick has ties to the former Enron CEO. Is anyone suprised?

January 30, 2006
DeVos, Amway Collaborated with Enron During CA Energy Crisis

DeVos took advantage of energy deregulation by selling Enron electricity door to door

LANSING- Today Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer disclosed GOP gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos' questionable business ties with Enron. While DeVos was president of Amway, the company collaborated with Enron during the California energy crisis by selling Enron electricity door to door. Enron's illegal conduct has returned to the public eye, as jury selection begins today in the civil suit involving Enron founder Ken Lay and CEO Jeff Skilling for allegedly lying about their company's health while selling half a billion dollars of their own stock.

"As the Enron trial begins, it is important to examine Dick DeVos' and Amway's questionable ties to Enron during California's energy crisis," said Brewer. "DeVos must explain to the people of Michigan his dealings with Enron and prove that he and Amway did not profit from Enron's illegal manipulations of electricity sales in California."

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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-05-06 10:28 AM
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1. No surprise here. DeVos also has to explain
those Amway jobs going to China while he was in charge. I'm sorry, but "we were selling in China" does not answer the question.
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EmmitFitzhume Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-05-06 04:02 PM
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2. The flag issue . . .
Did anyone else see this article from the Wall Street Journal yesterday on the lowering flags issue? I completely support Governor Granholm's policy to honor MI soldiers who have died in combat. Surprisingly, DeVos pulled a flip-flop and said he would support the policy after he initially opposed it, and received a tremendous backlash for his opposition.

Tribute or Protest? --- Lowering flags for soldiers killed in Iraq emerges as another flashpoint on the home front
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weeksbr1 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-05-06 10:49 PM
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3. Republican Spin...
And they always say that we are the ones who don't care about the troops. ARGH!!! The madness is infuriating.
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