Allen Stanford And John Cornyn: Best Buds For Sun-Drenched Road Trips
Who likes to travel with Houston's newest financial-meltdown icon?
Senator John Cornyn, that's who.
Talking Points Memo has the goods, via legistorm.com, on a "fact-finding trip" (quotes federally mandated by the US Department of Air Quotes) that Cornyn took on Allen Stanford's dime to Antigua and Barbuda right after the 2004 election.
"Sen. Cornyn discloses expenses for himself and a companion, but does not disclose the identity of the companion," legistorm.com notes.
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. St. Thomas University Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Dec. 21, 7:00pm
Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
TicketsWed., Dec. 28, 8:00pm
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee State Univ Blue Raiders Mens Basketball
TicketsThu., Jan. 5, 7:00pm
PRCA XTreme Bulls
TicketsFri., Jan. 6, 7:30pm
There are, of course, a hell of a lot of facts to be found in Antigua and Barbuda, but most of them concern sand, sex and sippin'.
Stanford's off-shore operations were based there, so of course there was some actual financial briefing done also, we're sure. Presumably with straight faces, although we can't be too sure about that part.
To be fair to Cornyn, Stanford apparently spread the cash around on both sides of the aisle to anyone who might have some effect on regulating him, so he's not alone.
-- Richard Connelly
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.