We've talked a
lot about Tom White in recent weeks. White, of course, is the former career army officer and former Enron Energy Services
vice chairman who now serves as Secretary of the Army. What I didn't know, though, is that White is also the "interim executive agent for homeland security
." In other words, he's the guy at the Pentagon in charge of protecting the mainland until they devise a new appointive position and/or military command to oversee the task.
Also on the Tom White front, you'll remember that a couple weeks ago we reported that Public Citizen was preparing to unleash a report on White's service at Enron Energy Services. They were telling folks that the report would cost White his job. "A bombshell" was how one person familiar with the report described it to me.
A week later we reported that the Public Citizen report was focused on the company's role in fomenting or exacerbating last year's California energy crisis.
So where's the report? Good question!
I've been keeping tabs on this and the word has been that they're taking their time letting the lawyers go over the report with a fine-tooth comb to make sure that everything is kosher. But it's been a while now and you start to wonder.
Maybe White dodges this bullet? Is there some problem with the report? What's the hold up exactly?