October 28, 2006
Re "Bush's family profits from 'No Child' act," Oct. 22 Since when does the brother of a sitting president using the family name to make money warrant a lengthy front-page article? Brothers of both Bill and Hillary Clinton were involved in the presidential pardon process. Jimmy Carter's brother Billy pitched Billy Beer and became a lobbyist for Libya. Richard Nixon's brother received money from Howard Hughes. Why would an article on the Bush family's capitalizing on its name and investing in a perfectly legal educational enterprise land on the front page?
October 22, 2006 |
A company headed by President Bush's brother and partly owned by his parents is benefiting from Republican connections and federal dollars targeted for economically disadvantaged students under the No Child Left Behind Act. With investments from his parents, George H.W. and Barbara Bush, and other backers, Neil Bush's company, Ignite! Learning, has placed its products in 40 U.S. school districts and now plans to market internationally. At least 13 U.S.
March 25, 2006 |
In a city housing thousands of Katrina evacuees, Barbara Bush's donation to a local hurricane relief fund normally would not seem controversial. But more than a few eyebrows were raised when the former first lady stipulated that part of her contribution was to be spent on educational software purchased from her son Neil's company, Ignite Learning of Austin, Texas.
October 29, 2004 |
When President Bush came into office in 2001, it was a boom time for the energy industry. And one of the many boats lifted was that of a small Texas company in which the president's brother played an important role. Among other initiatives, the new president had promised to make it easier for companies to build coastal facilities to store liquefied natural gas imported from around the world. That sent developers in South Texas scrambling to lock up property for the facilities.
November 27, 2003 |
Neil Bush, a younger brother of President Bush, has a $400,000-a-year contract to provide business advice to a Chinese computer chip manufacturer, according to court documents. At the same time the Bush administration is promising to crack down on alleged trade abuses by the Chinese, Neil Bush has agreed to strategize with China's Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., the documents show.
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June 3, 1996
Re "Arkansas Governor, McDougals Convicted in Whitewater Case," May 29: I must be bored, but Whitewater fails to ignite as a political issue. Put simply, it boils down to this: Bill and Hillary Clinton fell subject to a sweet deal that they took because they trusted someone they shouldn't have. Maybe the friend did some things that are wrong, but can anyone tell me whatever happened to Neil Bush? No one yet has found any criminal action in any of this as regards the Clintons. And until then, Whitewater, for me, will remain what it's been from the beginning--a pathetic, hypocritical attempt to deter someone's political agenda from being implemented by any means necessary.