This Fall, as Enron was going down, Chairman Ken Lay was desperately trying to raise cash.
In a meeting with top bankers, Lay presented a list of all the collateral they had for a new loan. There were pipelines, contracts, receivables, a half-built plant in India--quite a list.
But the bankers told him it wasn't enough. "Isn't there ANYTHING else you own which is fully paid for, that you can put up?
And no one has seen Dick Cheney since.