EDITOR'S NOTE: So remember boys and girls, when you live in Bush Crime Family Occupied America, Crime Pays...
Army Secretary Thomas White just put the finishing touches on a $4.6 million mansion in Naples, Florida, using funds some lawmakers have said White, the former vice chairman of Enron, obtained by selling his stock in the company using inside information.
But Democrats in both houses said this week they have given up on their investigation of whether White knew about or was involved in Enron's manipulation of California's electricity market or if he sold his stock in the company using information that was not available to the public.
"We just don't have the power to put Secretary White under anymore scrutiny," said a high-ranking aide to Congressman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who has been White's most vocal critic. "It seems that Enron has become old news. We haven't turned up any evidence that we can use against Secretary White from our investigations.