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  Bush family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samuel P. Bush (1863-1948), a close advisor to President Hoover, was president of the National Association of Manufacturers and a major Columbus industrialist.
John Prescott Ellis, son of Nancy Bush Ellis, first cousin of George W. Bush and media consultant, who was a consultant for Fox News during the 2000 Presidential Election at the time the station prematurely called the election for George W. Bush.
Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), the 14th President of the United States, is related to Barbara Bush (née Pierce), the wife of George H.W. Bush (the 41st) and the mother of George W. Bush (the 43rd).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bush_political_family   (831 words)

  
 Crimes of the Bush dynasty
The slightest examination of the Bush family tree proves that all this is a lie.
As DAVID ZIRIN explains, the Bush saga--from George W. Bush in the White House today to the great grandfathers on both sides of the family--is the story of four generations amassing their fortunes and achieving the heights of power through the cronyest of crony capitalisms.
Bush and other Reagan administration officials facilitated transfers of intelligence, military supplies, and even the components for advanced chemical and biological weapons.
www.socialistworker.org /2004-1/485/485_06_BushDynasty.shtml   (2239 words)

  
 VDARE.com: 01/11/04 - The Bush Betrayal: Maybe He’s Not Thinking But Feeling—Family Feeling, Mexican Style
Bush isn't stupid, but he is extraordinarily intellectually lazy.
In the next generation of Bushes, the one kid who appears to have the good looks, the confidence, and the fire in the belly is his nephew, George P. Bush, the son of Florida governor Jeb Bush.
The Bush family's most important Mexican friendship was with the Salinas family, whose scion Carlos ruled Mexico from 1988 and 1994, before fleeing to exile in Ireland to avoid being lynched by his furious countrymen.
www.vdare.com /sailer/bush_thinking.htm   (2859 words)

  
 The New York Review of Books: The Wars of the Texas Succession
And George W. Bush, as the scion of this dynasty, is the first president to, in effect, inherit the office.
Phillips stresses the personal side— George W. Bush's ability to convince many on the religious right that in spite of his silver-spoon background he really is one of them, for example in his born-again belief in the "power of prayer." I suspect there must be more to it than that.
This label for Bush officials was originally used by John DiIulio, the former head of the White House's "Faith-Based and Community Initiatives," in a revealing interview with the freelance journalist Ron Suskind about the political opportunism of the White House.
www.nybooks.com /articles/16911   (3918 words)

  
 The Roosevelts, Kennedys, and Now the Bushes (washingtonpost.com)
George Herbert Walker Bush went from two terms in the U.S. House through a succession of presidential appointments before his single term as president -- losing to Democrat Bill Clinton in a contest that family friends say left a bitter residue that George W. Bush was determined not to taste for himself.
The Bush family's success is all the more remarkable for another reason: Even many admirers regard the Bushes as distinctly life-sized characters and have been surprised to witness how the current president's policies have reshaped American politics and the world at large.
She believes that George W. Bush wants and expects to be judged well for his decisions decades from now but is indifferent about whether he is regarded as charismatic or wins favorable notices from contemporary journalistic and cultural tastemakers.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A14032-2005Jan16.html   (1753 words)

  
 Bush dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While GW Bush will be cast as a conquering hero by his political team and accepted by the population as such, history will treat him as Napoleonic.
Four generations of building toward dynasty, however, have infused the Bush family's hunger for power and practices of crony capitalism with a moral arrogance and backstage disregard of the democratic and republican traditions of the U.S. government.
Bush wanted to beóand perhaps was - taken as qualified for the cabinet in the unelected, bred-to-it manner of a Curzon, Cecil, or Lansdowne in Edwardian England.
www.oilempire.us /bush.html   (6231 words)

  
 Kevin Phillips, Author of "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of ...
To Phillips, however, the greatest threat to America posed by the Bush dynasty is not its inherent unfitness to rule.
The first President Bush was a former head of the CIA, but you go back further and detail that this covert side extends farther back than the first President Bush, and that secrecy is a hallmark of their dynasty.
By the 1930s, you had Prescott Bush, the grandfather of the current President, who was, for some time, a director of several companies that had relationships with Germany after it had gone under the control of the Nazis.
www.buzzflash.com /interviews/04/01/int04001.html   (3489 words)

  
 The Bush Dynasty and the Cuban Criminals
Jeb Bush was then the chairman of the Dade county Republican party and Padreda its finance chairman.
In 1985, Jeb Bush acted as a conduit on behalf of supporters of the Nicaraguan contras with his father, then the vice-president, and helped arrange for IMC to provide free medical treatment for the contras.
Bosch's release, often referred to in the US media as a pardon, was the result of pressure brought by hardline Cubans in Miami, with Jeb Bush serving as their point man. Bosch now lives in Miami and remains unrepentant about his militant activities, according to Bardach.
www.commondreams.org /headlines02/1202-05.htm   (897 words)

  
 A M E R I C A N D Y N A S T Y, Kevin Phillips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dynasties tend to show continuities of policy and interest-group bias—in the case of  the Bushes,  favoritism  toward the energy sector, defense industries, the Pentagon and CIA, as well as insistence on  tax breaks for the investor class and upper income groups.
Bush wanted to be—and perhaps was— taken as qualified for the Cabinet in the unelected, bred-to-it,  manner of a Curzon, Cecil or Lansdowne in Edwardian England.
George H.W. Bush’s rough treatment at the hands of the electorate in 1992, in a republic arguably the  equivalent of dethronement, was the goad.
www.americandynasty.net /excerpts.htm   (10194 words)

  
 Hank Roth: Bush Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bush was allowed to perform community service in 1973 by working for a minority children's program in Houston, Professionals United for Leadership League (PULL), chaired by his father.
I think also that Tenet stayed on because of his connections to Bush and is leaving because he made the mistake of turning on one of their when Joseph Wilson's wife was exposed as a CIA operative.
George Bush fraudulently obtained the electoral college vote in Florida because of the Supreme Court but also because of Katherine Harris, then Secretary of State, and Jeb Bush, the governor of Florida and George W. Bush's brother.
g0lem.net /bravo/DYNasty.shtml   (2292 words)

  
 America The Free Or Is It Under The Bush Dynasty?
Bush appointed James Bath, a close friend of the Bush family for years, who served with him in the Air National Guard, and was his representative in Houston, Texas.
Bush's oil exploration firm eventually evolved into Dallas based Harken Energy, which was granted lucrative offshore drilling rights off the coast of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf.
In 1985, Jeb Bush interceded with officials of the Health and Human Services Department on behalf of Miguel Recarey Jr., the owner of a health-maintenance organization who later fled the country after being charged in what is believed to be the nation's biggest Medicare scandal.
www.dldewey.com /columns/jul02f.htm   (9428 words)

  
 All in the Family
The Bush family has brought the American political system to a "perilous state," he believes, due to their cunning brand of petro-politics.
Cleverly, the Bush Dynasty, with its deep New England roots, shifted its operations to Texas after World War II to a land where the law could be more easily manipulated, he claims.
Instead of sipping sherry at the Century Club in New York, the Bushes, by the time the Astrodome was built in the mid-1960s, were plopping their cowboy boots on the velvet sofas at the Petroleum Club in Houston.
www.motherjones.com /arts/books/2004/01/12_103.html   (1114 words)

  
 Republican Bashes Bush "Dynasty" - Daily Nexus Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The lecture focused on the long-standing connections, official and otherwise, between the Bush family and the national war and intelligence communities.
Phillips said that George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, served as director of a company alongside “six or seven” people who would go on to positions of power in the war or intelligence communities.
Phillips called the Bush family a “dynasty” and outlined what he considered the dangers of their long stay in power.
www.ucsbdailynexus.com /news/2004/6325.html   (601 words)

  
 Democracy Now! | American Dynasty: Fmr. Top Republican Strategist Discusses The Bush Family's Rise To Power Since WWI
But Sam Bush went to Washington and he was the -- in charge of the section of the war industry's board that regulated small arms, ammunition, and ordinance, ordinance being guns, basically, of an artillery nature.
Prescott Bush was a friend of Alan Dulles, who went on to be the C.I.A. director, but he was also a lawyer in the 1930's for some of the Brown Bros. Harriman international gamesmanship, so to speak.
The implicit aspect of dynasty is you get an office by factors and forces that are related to heredity, and a line of descent and a power structure outside of the democratic, small d, and republican, small r, framework.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=04/01/12/1448237   (5305 words)

  
 Bush book: Chapter -3-
Prescott Bush became a director and financial czar of Dresser, installing his Yale classmate Neil Mahlon as chairman.@s7 George Bush would later name one of his sons after the Dresser executive.
Bush's obsessive thinking on this subject was guided by his family's friend, Gen. William H. Draper, Jr., the founder and chairman of the Population Crisis Committee, and vice chairman of the Planned Parenthood Federation.
George Bush was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1972, when with prodding from Bush and his friends, the U.S. Agency for International Development first made an official contract with the old Sterilization League of America.
www.tarpley.net /bush3.htm   (6754 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While charges about George W. Bush, including that he snorted cocaine at Camp David while his father was president, garnered the most attention upon the book's release, Kelley's history goes back several generations, detailing the rise to power of Senator Prescott Bush and his son, the first President Bush.
George W. Bush was elected (actually appointed by the Supreme Court) in 2000 with the longest criminal rap sheet and the most opaque biography in American history.
How George W. Bush, a cocaine addicted, alcoholic neer-do-well, who didn't have a real job before his 40th birthday, was somehow portrayed as being more honest and moral than Al Gore, is one of the great mysteries of the last century.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385503245?v=glance   (1970 words)

  
 Bush Family Values Photo Album
In 1918 it is said that he robbed the grave and stole the skull of the Native American warrior Geronimo as part of an initiation into Yale's Skull and Bones Society.
Besides their last names, George W and Jeb Bush have this in common: All of their children have been in trouble with the law.
On September 11, The Carlyle Group was having a conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, DC with members of the Bin Laden family, one of their investors.
www.hereinreality.com /familyvalues.html   (668 words)

  
 Amazon.com: American Dynasty : Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Citing the Bush family mainstays of finance, energy (oil), the military industrial complex, and national security and intelligence (the CIA), Phillips uses copious examples to show the dangerous alliance between the Bushes' business interests (huge corporations such as Enron and Haliburton) and the formation of national policy.
George Herbert Walker, Bush 41's maternal grandfather, is the Joseph Kennedy of the Walker/Bush clan.
Bush I then went on to Iran-Contra (arms for Nicaraguan rebels fighting elected Daniel Ortega, financed by arms sold to Iran for persuading Lebanese radicals to release a new group of U.S. hostages) while V.P. under Reagan.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0670032646?v=glance   (3096 words)

  
 On Point : The House of Bush - 1/29/2004
In his new book "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush," political commentator and former White House strategist Kevin Phillips takes on the Bush dynasty, and traces four generations of aristocracy, fortune and politics.
Phillips says that each Bush generation is firmly rooted in oil, investment banking money, and the nexus of privileged power that spans American politics and business.
Phillips also charges that the House of Bush has passed down an active penchant for "secrecy and calculated deception," which may one day threaten America itself.
www.onpointradio.org /shows/2004/01/20040129_b_main.asp   (278 words)

  
 Salon.com Books | The Bush dynasty's dark magic
Sure, we've had great Bush-bashing tomes in the last year: Joe Conason's "Big Lies," Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," David Corn's "The Lies of George W. Bush" (Phillips is old school; he prefers "Deceit" to "Lies"); "Bushwhacked" from Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose.
Ron Suskind's "The Price of Loyalty: The Education of Paul O'Neill" is in a class by itself, the first tell-all from a member of the famously loyal and tight-lipped Bush administration.
And while it bolsters the Bush critics' case against the president -- showing his indifference to policy, his slavish devotion to politics and his determination to do the bidding of the super-rich -- its reach is by necessity narrowed, given the focus on the former Secretary of the Treasury.
salon.com /books/feature/2004/01/27/phillips   (379 words)

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