Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bush family values

Now I know where W gets it. Here's the current Bush Administration in a nutshell.

Former first lady Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil. You might remember Neil who during a deposition for his divorce from his wife Sharon admitted to sex romps with women in Asia and lucrative business deals such as a contract with Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., a firm backed by Jiang Mianheng, the son of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, that would pay him $2 million in stock over five years.

Marshall Davis Brown, lawyer for Sharon Bush, expressed bewilderment at why Grace Semiconductor would want Bush and at such a high price since he knew little about the semiconductor business. "You have absolutely no educational background in semiconductors do you?" asked Brown. "That's correct," Bush, 48, responded. "And you have absolutely over the last 10, 15, 20 years not a lot of demonstrable business experience that would bring about a company investing $2 million in you?" continued Brown. Nei. Bush replied, "I personally would object to the assumption that they're investing $2 million in me," and went on on to explain that he knew a lot about business and had been working in Asia for years.

Brown questioned Bush about numerous other business ventures that paid him well to be a consultant and fundraiser, and, in at least one case, for little work. Bush said he was co-chairman of Crest Investment Corporation, but worked only an average of three to four hours a week. For that, he received $15,000 every three months. Bush said he provided Crest "miscellaneous consulting services." "Such as?" asked Brown. "Such as answering phone calls when Jamail Daniel, the other co-chairman, called and asked for advice," Bush said.

Neil Bush was also a director Denver, Colorado-based Silverado Savings & Loan in the late 1980s, which collapsed at a cost to taxpayers of $1 billion.

The Bush divorce, completed in April after 23 years of marriage, was prompted in part by Bush's relationship with another woman. He admitted in the deposition that he previously had sex with several other women while on trips to Thailand and Hong Kong at least five years earlier. The women, he said, simply knocked on the door of his hotel room, entered and had sex with him. He said he did not know if they were prostitutes because they never asked for money and he did not pay them. "Mr. Bush, you have to admit it's a pretty remarkable thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her," Brown said. "It was very unusual," Bush said.

So mommy Bush "donates" money for Hurrican Katrina victims but demands the money be spent buying software from son Neil Bush's company. Inside deals, family ties, foreign interests giving millions to make a Bush rich, incuriousness -- in this case about women showing up in your hotel room to have sex with you and then leave all part of the pattern for this family.

You also may recall Barbara Bush touring Hurricane Katrina victims, referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated saying, "This is working very well for them." Her son Neil too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's disgusting.
Where's a Bastille when you need one, huh?

4:25 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

I can't wait to read how the reichers spin this one.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Once again I am left stupefied and agog. I have been found dumb.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Then you can be president.

7:49 PM  
Blogger rMatey said...

This really is the BFEE (Bush Family Evil Empire). Just when you think that they can go no lower, you get surprised at how they can limbo. Just like snakes on their backs.

7:51 PM  
Blogger rMatey said...

There's nothing religious or patriotic in the solipsistic Bush family.

9:20 AM  

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