Sunday, July 29, 2007


At the close of the Clinton administration, Richardson signed on as a senior managing director with Kissinger McLarty Associates,

joined the boards of three large oil companies:

  • Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling, a company once run by George Herbert Walker Bush;
  • Denver-based Venoco; and
  • Valero, North America's largest independent refinery. Until recently, Richardson held Valero stock worth between $100,001 and $250,000 and options valued between $250,001 and $500,000, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. He divested himself of his stake in Valero in May, saying his financial ties to the company had become a "distraction" to his presidential campaign.

Currently, he is one of the leading recipients of campaign contributions from oil and gas companies among the presidential contenders.


MarcLord said...

hey, you've been on fire here lately. I just quoted and linked to one of your old posts on historiography, as you probably saw. Hectic weekend w/3 year old running boy, so I only got around to it now. Thank you and keep it up!


Jesus del Norte said...

Hey buddy marclord, I have been checking your site lately and I did see the your historiography piece. It took me a minute to recognize it. You did a good job. Really all I do is post things I find, but you are a good writer.

MarcLord said...

Thank you, Jesus! ;-)

I must say, you're really good at finding and posting things.