This is Matt Motley, a trader at Enron’s West Power desk, talking to another trader…
MATT: Yeah, that’s a bunch of bullshit. You know what – you know what really pisses me off?
TOM: The price caps?
MATT: The price caps! You know what -?
TOM: Fucking bullshit. It would take care of all the weak. Get ‘em out.
MATT: We need to get the fucking um – […] – environmentalists on this shit.
CBS News picked up on this one:
MATT: Tell you what – you heard this here first: When Bush wins –
TOM: Caps are gone.
MATT: That Fuckin’ Bill Richardson, he’s fuckin’ gone. The fucking, ah, Clinton, he’s fuck – all these fuckin’ ah, socialists are gone –
MATT: And who’s the biggest, ah, single contributor to the Bush campaigners?
MATT: [laughs] Enron.
TOM: Enron. What?
TOM: Is it Enron?
TOM: Jesus Christ. Is it – is that true?
MATT: Yeah, I think it is.
TOM: The biggest single contributor.
MATT: Yeah, the biggest corporate contributor to the –
TOM: Holy –
TOM: Really?! That’s huge.
MATT: And number one.
TOM: That’s huge.
MATT: Ken Lay’s going to be Secretary of Energy.
TOM: Get out of here!
MATT: But ah –
TOM: Can you imagine that? Why not, though? Why not? He could be, right?
MATT: Yeah. And why not? Who – you know, who’s to say why not? He could be.
TOM: That would be awesome, actually.
MATT: That would be – how great would that be for all the players in the market!
TOM: It’d be great. I’d love to see Ken Lay be Secretary of Energy.
MATT: He would open these markets up.