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WHAT WAS THE EXTENT OF THE INTEREST OF THE SAUDIS IN AND AROUND HOUSTON? WHY DID THEY COME TO TEXAS AT THIS TIME?
Well they had a large presence here because of the oil interest. And they had banking
interests by virtue of Bush Senior’s association with First International Bank which
subsequently became Air First. And also John Connolly who was a former Democrat who
turned Republican and worked in the Nixon Administration with Bush he ran First Citi-Bank.
We also had James Baker and Baker, the Baker and Bott’s Law Firm, so you
basically had a confluence of political interests that were friendly to the Saudi Royal
Family doing business in Houston.