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BUSH FAMILY MACHINATIONS, 1918-2000
1918 Prescott Bush Sr., leads a raid on a Indian tomb to secure 
Geronimo's skull for Skull & Bones.

1937 Prescott Bush's investment firm sets up deal for the Luftwaffe 
so it can obtain tetraethyl lead.

1942 Three firms with which Prescott Bush is associated are seized 
under the Trading with the Enemy Act.

1953 George Bush and the Liedtke brothers form Zapata Petroleum. 
Zapata's subsidiary, Zapata Offshore, later becomes known for its 
close ties to the CIA.

1954 The Bush family buys out the Liedtke brothers.

1955 George Bush sets up a Mexican drilling operation, Permago, with 
a frontman to obscure his ownership. The frontman later is convicted 
of defrauding the Mexican government of $58 million.

1959 Manuel Noriega recruited as an agent by the US Defense 
Intelligence Agency.

1960 Some investigators believe George Bush spent part of this year 
and the next in Miami on behalf of the CIA, organizing rightwing 
exiles for an invasion of Cuba. Is said to have worked with later 
Iran-Contra figure Felix Rodriguez.

1961 According to the Realist, CIA official Fletcher Prouty delivers 
three Navy ships to agents in Guatemala to be used in the Bay of 
Pigs invasion. Prouty claims he delivered the ships to a CIA agent 
named George Bush. Agent Bush named the ships the Barbara, Houston 
and Zapata.

Bay of Pigs invasion fails. Right-wingers blame Kennedy for failure 
to provide air cover. CIA loses 15 men, another 1100 are imprisoned.
George Bush invites Rep. TL. Ashley -- a fellow Skull & Boner -- 
down to Texas for a party in order to meet "an attractive girl." 
Bush writes that "she may be accompanied by an Austrian ski 
instructor but I think we can probably flush him at the local dance 
hall." Bush notes that he's had to unlist his phone because "Jane 
Morgan keeps calling me all the time." [From a letter in the Ashley 
archives uncovered by Spy magazine.]

Zapata annual report boasts that the company has paid no taxes since 
it was founded.

1963 John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Internal FBI memo reports that 
on November 22 "reputable businessman" George H. W. Bush reported 
hearsay that a certain Young Republican "has been talking of killing 
the president when he comes to Houston." The Young Republican was 
nowhere near Dallas on that date.

According to a 1988 story in The Nation, a memo from J. Edgar Hoover 
states that "Mr. George Bush of the CIA" had been briefed on 
November 23rd, 1963 about the reaction of anti-Castro Cuban exiles 
in Miami to the assassination of President Kennedy. George says it 
ain't him, admits he was in Texas but can't remember where.

1964 George Bush runs as a Goldwater Republican for Congress. 
Campaigns against the Civil Rights Act.

1966 Bush, runs as a moderate Republican, gets elected to Congress. 
Robert Mosbacher chairs Oil Men for Bush.

Apache leader Ned Anderson meets with the Skull & Bones lawyer and 
George Bush's brother Jonathan who attempt to return the skull 
Prescott Bush had looted in 1933. Anderson refuses the skull because 
he says it isn't Geronimo's.

1968 George W. Bush joins Skull & Bones at Yale

1970 Bush loses Senate race to Lloyd Bentsen, despite $112,000 in 
contributions from a White House slush fund. Jim Baker is campaign 
chair. Bush later claims to have reported correctly all but $6000 in 
cash --which he denies he got. A 1992 story in the New York Times 
says the $6000 was listed in records of Nixon's "townhouse 
operation" which was designed in part to make GOP congressional 
candidates vulnerable to blackmail.

1971 Bush is named UN Ambassador by Nixon. Bureau of Narcotics and 
Dangerous Drugs finds enough evidence of Noriega's involvement in 
drug dealing to indict him, but US Attorney's office in Miami 
considers grabbing Noriega in Panama for trial here to be 
impractical. State Department also urges BNDD to back off.

1972 Bill Liedtke gathers $700,000 in anonymous contributions for 
the Nixon campaign, delivering the money in cash, checks and 
securities to the Committee to Re-Elect the President (the infamous 
CREEP) one day before such contributions become illegal. Bill says 
he did it as a favor to George.

1973 Bush is named GOP national chair. Brings into the party the 
Heritage Groups Council, an organization with a number of Nazi 
sympathizers.

Bush, according to Lowell Weicker, inquires as to whether records of 
the "townhouse operation" should be burned.
Robert Mosbacher wins an offshore drilling concession from 
Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Watergate tapes indicate concern by Nixon and aide HR Haldeman that 
the investigation into Watergate might expose the "Bay of Pigs 
thing." Nixon also speaks of the "Texans" and the "Cubans." and 
mentions "Mosbacher."

In another tape, Nixon decides following his re-election to get 
signed resignations from his whole government so he can centralize 
his power. Says Nixon to John Erlichman: "Eliminate everyone, except 
George Bush. Bush will do anything for our cause."

1974 Bush is named special envoy to China.

1975 DEA report notes Noreiga's involvement in drug trade.

George W. Bush graduates from Harvard Business School

1976 Jerry Ford names George Bush CIA director, his fourth political 
patronage job in a little over five years. Bush later claims this is 
the first time he ever worked for the CIA. At his confirmation 
hearings, Bush says, "I think we should tread very carefully on 
governments that are constitutionally elected."

Bush holds first known meeting with Noriega. Noriega starts 
receiving $110,000 a year from the CIA.
Noriega found to be working for Cubans as well, but keeps his CIA gig.

Bush sets up Team B within the CIA, a group of neo-conservative 
outsiders and generals who proceed to double the agency's estimate 
of Soviet military spending.

Senate committee headed by Frank Church proposes revealing size of 
the country's black budget -- intelligence spending that, in 
contradiction to the Constitution, is kept secret even from the 
Hill. According to journalist Tim Weiner, Bush argues that the 
revelation would be a disaster and would compromise the agency 
beyond repair. By a one vote margin the matter is referred to the 
Senate. It never reaches the floor.

Chilean dissident Orlando Letelier is assassinated by Chilean secret 
police agents. CIA fails to inform FBI of pending plot and of 
assassins' arrival in US. CIA claims the hit was the work of left-
wingers in search of a martyr.

Bush writes internal CIA memo asking to see cable on Jack Ruby 
visiting Santos Trafficante in jail. In 1992, Bush will deny any 
interest in the JFK assassination while CIA head.
Bush claims nuclear war is winnable.

1977 Philippine dictator Marcos buys back Robert Mosbacher's oil 
concession. Mosbacher claims he was swindled. Philippine officials 
say they never saw any expenditures by Mosbacher on the project.

1978 Bush, Mosbacher and Jim Baker become partners in an oil deal.
>From a Washington Post article by Bob Woodward and Walter 
Pincus: "According to those involved in Bush's first political 
action committee, there were several occasions in 1978-79, when Bush 
was living in Houston and traveling the country in his first run for 
the presidency, that he set aside periods of up to 24 hours and told 
aides that he had to fly to Washington for a secret meeting of 
former CIA directors. Bush told his aides that he could not divulge 
his whereabouts, and that he would not be available." Former CIA 
chief Stansfield Turner denies such meetings took place.

George W. Bush declares his candidacy for the Midland Congressional 
district. He wins the Republican primary and loses in the general election.

George W. Bush begins operations of his oil firm, Arbusto Energy. 
With the help of Jonathan Bush, he assembles several dozen investors 
in a limited partnership including Dorothy Bush, Lewis Lehrman, 
William Draper, and James Bath, a Houston aircraft broker

1980 Bush becomes Reagan's vice presidential candidate. Runs as a rightwinger again.

Mosbacher becomes chief fundraiser for Bush's presidential campaign. 
Forms a millionaire's club of 250 contributors, each of whom cough up $100,000.

William Casey forms a working group to prepare for possible Carter 
October political surprise. In early October, an Iranian official 
meets with three top Reagan campaign aides. All three deny memory of 
the meeting in subsequent proceedings.

On October 21, Reagan hints he has a secret plan to release the 
hostages. This is right around the alleged date of a Paris meeting 
at which the so-called "October Surprise" was settled. Some allege 
that at this meeting it was agreed to end the arms embargo against 
Iran if Iran would release its hostages after the election. While 
Bush's presence at this meeting has been denied by the House 
committee investigating the October Surprise, Bush's whereabouts at 
this critical time remain in doubt. The White House, in fact, has 
leaked conflicting stories.

Rep. Dan Quayle goes on a Florida golfing vacation with seven other 
men and Paula Parkinson -- an insurance lobbyist who later posed 
nude for Playboy. Parkinson describes Quayle as a husband on the 
make, but says she turned him down because she was already having an 
affair with another congressman. Marilyn Quayle says, "anybody who 
knows Dan Quayle knows he would rather play golf than have sex."
The Reagan-Bush campaign receives stolen copies of Carter's briefing books.

Bush's campaign manager, James Baker, forces the dismissal of Bush 
aide Jennifer Fitzgerald, described in a 1982 Time story as having "much to say 
about where Bush goes, what he does and whom he sees." Bush continues to 
pay Fitzgerald out of his own pocket.

1981 Reagan-Bush inaugurated. Hostages released moments before. 
Shortly thereafter, arms shipments to Iran resume from Israel and 
America. In July, an Argentinean plane chartered by Israel crashes 
in Soviet territory. It is found to have made three deliveries of 
American military supplies to Iran. In a 1991 story in Esquire, 
Craig Unger quotes Alexander Haig as saying "I have a sneaking 
suspicion that someone in the White House winked." Says Unger: "This 
secret and illegal sale of military equipment continued for years 
afterwards."

James Baker named Reagan's chief of staff. SEC filings for Zapata Oil 
for 1960-66 are found to have been "inadvertently destroyed."
Reagan authorizes CIA assistance to Contras.

1982 CIA director William Casey begins Operation Black Eagle to expand 
US role in Central America. Urges use of "selected Latin American and 
European governments, organizations and individuals" in the project.

Inslaw, a computer software company, signs a $10 million contract to 
install a case-tracking program in 94 US Attorney's offices. Four 
months later, after obtaining a copy of Inslaw's proprietary version 
of the program, the government cancels the contract and begins an 
aggressive campaign to force the company into bankruptcy. Later 
sources claim that the program was installed by the CIA and sold to 
various foreign intelligence agencies.

After $3 million is poured into Arbusto with little oil and no profits, just tax 
shelter George W. Bush changes the company name to Bush Exploration Oil Co. 
Subsequently he is kept afloat by an investment from Philip Uzielli, a Princeton 
friend of James Baker III. For the sum of $1 million, Uzielli bought 10% of the
company at a time in 1982 when the entire enterprise was valued at less than 
$400,000. Subsequently, to save the company George W. Bush merges 
with Spectrum 7, a small oil firm owned by William DeWitt and Mercer 
Reynolds. DeWitt had graduated from Yale a few years earlier than 
Bush and was the son of the former owner of the Cincinnati Reds. 
Bush becomes president of Spectrum 7. He also gets 14% of the 
Spectrum's stock. Meanwhile, 50 original investors in Arbusto get 
paid off at about 20 cents on the dollar.

1983 Noriega meets again with George Bush.

Bush presents an autographed photo to a WWII Ukrainian leader under 
the Nazis, whose regime killed 100,000 Jews.

KAL 007 crashes under circumstances that remain suspicious to this day.

Bush promotes Jennifer Fitzgerald from appointments secretary to executive 
assistant. Seven staffers resign in protest. Fitzgerald tells the New York Post:
"Everyone keeps painting me as this old ogre. I really don't worry about it. 
All these bizarre things just simply aren't true."

Neil Bush forms his first oil company. He puts in $100, his partners 
contribute $160,000 and Neil is named president of the firm, JNB Exploration.

Jeb Bush's business partner, Alberto Duque, goes bankrupt, is 
eventually convicted of fraud and is sentenced to 15 years in prison.

1984 Jeb Bush lobbies the Department of Health & Human Services on behalf 
of Cuban--American businessman Miguel Recarey, Jr., whose medical firm later 
collapses. Recarey, who was close to mobster Santos Trafficante, later disappears 
with at least $12 million in federal funds.

George Bush takes part in meetings to plan increased "third country" aid to the Contras..
CIA mines Nicaraguan harbors.

1985 Jennifer Fitzgerald is sent to work on Capitol Hill after stories arise linking her 
romantically with George Bush.Stuart Spencer's public relation firm starts receiving 
over $350,000 from Panama to improve Noriega's image.

CIA starts using BCCI as a conduit.

George Bush thanks Oliver North for "dedication and tireless work 
with the hostage thing, with Central America." Bush will later deny 
knowing about the Contra effort until late 1986.

Neil Bush joins the board of Silverado S&L, serves until 1988. 
Silverado loans his partners in JNB $132 million which they never 
repay. Silverado will eventually collapse at a taxpayer cost of $1 billion.

408 TOW anti-tank missiles are shipped from Israel to Iran. A day 
later, US hostage Benjamin Weir is released.

1986 VP Bush goes to Honduras to promote support for the Contras. 
Takes along baseball players Nolan Ryan and Gary Carter.
Contra figure Felix Rodriguez meets with Donald Gregg, Bush's 
national security advisor, to complain about Iran-Contra operatives 
skimming funds from the Contras.

Bush may have made several secret visits to Damascus between 1986-88 
according to a 1992 report in Time, which said two senior GOP 
senators were pressing for a probe. The allegation is that Bush went 
to negotiate the release of hostages in Lebanon but in fact 
stonewalled Syria, "playing for campaign timing. Republicans want to 
get to the bottom of intelligence-community suspicions that the US 
somehow blew a chance to free Terry Anderson and his fellow 
captives."

Iranian arms runner Manucher Ghorbanifar proposes "diversion" of 
profits from Iran arms sales to Contras.

George W. Bush and partners receive more than $2 million of Harken 
Energy stock in exchange for a failing oil well operation, which had 
lost $400,000 in the prior six months. After Bush joined Harken, the 
largest stock position and a seat on its board were acquired by 
Harvard Management Company. The Harken board gave Bush $600,000 
worth of the company's publicly traded stock, plus a seat on the 
board plus a consultancy that paid him up to $120,000 a year. When 
Harken runs short of cash it hooks up with investment banker Jackson 
Stephens of Little Rock, Arkansas, who arranges a $25 million stock 
purchase by Union Bank of Switzerland. Sheik Abdullah Bakhsh, who 
joins the board as a part of the deal, is connected to the infamous BCCI.

1987 Bush's former chief of staff, Daniel Murphy, flies to Panama 
with South Korean influence peddler Tongsun Park on a private plane 
owned by arms dealer Sargis Soghnalian to meet with Noriega. Murphy 
later tells a Senate subcommittee that he informed Noriega that he 
need not resign before the 1988 election despite the Reagan 
administration public pressure to the contrary.

Bill Casey dies.

Lee Atwater accuses Robert Dole of spreading stories about Bush and 
Jennifer Fitzgerald. An agreement is worked out, as reported by 
Sidney Blumenthal in the Washington Post: "The Dole people didn't 
spread any rumors and promised not to do it again. And the Bush 
people haven't spread rumors about the Dole people spreading rumors 
and won't do it again."

Harken Energy project gets rescued by aid from the BCCI-connected 
Union Bank of Switzerland in a deal brokered by Jackson Stephens, 
later to show up as a key supporter of Bill Clinton.

1988 Dan Quayle is named VP candidate. Stuart Spencer is assigned to 
improve Dan Quayle's image, the same job he handled for Noriega and  Nixon.

Quayle embarrasses campaign by such statements as "[The Holocaust] 
was an obscene period in our nation's history," adding that "I didn't live in this century."
Prisoner who claimed he sold marijuana to Quayle is put into solitary confinement 
by the head of federal prisons, aborting a planned news conference shortly before the election.
Silverado S&L goes under after receiving 126 cease & desist orders 
in past four years from the Topeka office of the Office of Thrift 
Supervision. These orders found conflict of interests, insider abuse 
and other violations.

Dwight Chapin, ex-Nixon dirty trickster, gets job in Bush campaign.
Rudi Slavoff becomes head of Bulgarians for Bush. In 1983, Slavoff 
organized an event honoring Austin App, promoter of the theory that 
the Holocaust was a hoax.

Slavoff joins other GOP ethnic leaders in the Coalition of American 
Nationalities co-chaired by Edward Derwinski. Among them is a former 
member of an Hungarian pro-Nazi party. After press revelations, 
eight of the leaders accused of anti-semitism resign from the 
campaign. Bush says: "Nobody's giving in... These people left of 
their own account."

GOP flier warns that "all the murderers, rapists and drug pushers 
and child molesters in Massachusetts vote for Michael Dukakis."
Bush establishes Team 100, which will eventually grow to 249 
individuals who contribute nearly $25 million in soft money to help 
the GOP cause. The contributions also apparently help the 
contributors, various of whom get ambassadorial appointments, 
legislative favors, and intervention on regulatory and criminal matters.

Bush denies knowledge of Noriega's involvement in drug dealing.
The Willie Horton ad is aired. Credit for similar tactics is given 
to campaign guru Lee Atwater, whose PR firm had represented drug-
connected Bahamian prime minister Oscar Pinding and the Philippines' 
Marcos. Atwater himself had represented UNITA, the CIA-backed Africa 
rebel group.

Fred Malek, ex-Nixon aide, resigns from the Bush campaign after it's 
revealed that he compiled a list of Jews in the Labor Dept. as part 
of a Nixon investigation of a "Jewish cabal."

A few days before the supposedly surprise arrest of five BCCI 
officials, some of the world's most powerful drug dealers quietly 
withdraw millions of dollars from the bank. Some government 
investigators believe the dealers were tipped off by sources within 
the Bush administration.

Although Felix Rodriguez, former leading cop under Batista, claims 
he left the CIA in 1976, Rolling Stone reports that he is still 
going to CIA headquarters monthly to receive assignments and get his 
bulletproof Cadillac serviced.

Bankruptcy judge George Bason Jr. concludes that the government 
stole Inslaw's software through "trickery, fraud and deceit."
Stock market drops 43 points on false rumor that Washington Post was 
about the publish the Bush-Fitzgerald story.

1989 Bush inaugurated. Aides tell the press that the new administration 
would rather "stay one step behind than be one step ahead."

Bush authorizes CIA support to Noriega's opposition, giving Noriega 
an excuse to annul Panama's elections.

Bush claims executive privilege to avoid testifying in the Oliver 
North trial, thus becoming first president to use this power to keep 
his acts as vice president under wraps.

Dan Quayle declares changes in Soviet Union "just a public relations extravaganza."
Bush brother Prescott flies to Shanghai after the Tiananmen Square massacre to 
close a deal for an $18 million resort there, despite his brother's ban on high-level 
Chinese contacts. Prescott says, "We aren't a bunch of carrion birds coming in to 
pick the carcass. But there are big opportunities in China, and America can't afford 
to be shut out."

Prescott Bush also visits Japan, searching for consulting contracts 
just ten days before his brother arrives on a presidential tour. The 
Japanese firm that paid Prescott a quarter-million dollar consulting 
fee comes under investigation for exchange law violations and links 
to the Japanese mob.

C. Boyden Gray, the president's top ethics official, corrects his 
1985 and 1986 financial disclosure forms. He forgot to include 
$98,000 in income.

George Bush signs the S&L bailout bill promising that "these 
problems will never happen again."
The Chicago Tribune reports: "After 14 fishing outings, the 
President has failed to catch a single fish."

At White House behest, the DEA lures drug dealer to Lafayette Park 
to make arrest in front of presidential home for the benefit of 
Bush's upcoming drug speech. At first, drug dealer is dubious, asks 
DEA agent, "Where the fuck is the White House?"

Defense secretary nominee John Tower runs into confirmation troubles 
when it is revealed that he has received hundreds of thousands of 
dollars in consulting fees from defense contractors. Runs into more 
trouble with revelations of womanizing and drinking. His nomination 
is rejected.

The sale of three communications satellites to China is announced. 
Prescott Bush is a $250,000 consultant in the deal.
GOP memo is leaked implying that House Speaker Tom Foley is a 
homosexual.

President Bush signs a top-secret directive ordering closer ties 
with Iraq, which opens the way for $1 billion in new aid just a 
little more than a year before Bush goes to war against that 
country. The agricultural credit allows Saddam Hussein to use his 
hard currency for a massive military buildup.

A second judge concurs that the government stole Inslaw's software.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published by the US 
government, reports that the GNP of East Germany during the 1980s 
was greater than that of West Germany. The figures come from the CIA.
Bahrain officials suddenly break off offshore drilling negotiations 
with Amoco and decide to deal with Harken Energy, George Bush Jr.'s 
firm. Harken has had a series of failed ventures and no cash, so the 
Bass brothers are brought in to finance Harken's efforts at a cost 
of $50 million.

Neil Bush bails out of JNB Exploration, the firm where he became 
president with a $100 ante, leaving his partners to worry about its 
debt. Days earlier he forms Apex Energy with a personal investment 
of $3000. The rest of the money -- $2.7 million -- comes from an SBA 
program designed to help "high risk start-up companies." Like JNB, 
it proves to be just that. Apex will later go belly-up with no 
assets.

Two months after his father's inauguration, George W. Bush announces 
that he and a syndicate of investors have purchased the Texas 
Rangers. The investors are Edward "Rusty" Rose, Richard Rainwater, 
Bill DeWitt, Roland Betts (a former Yale frat brother) and Tom 
Bernstein (Bett's partner in a film investment concern). While Bush 
appears to lead the group, Rainwater makes clear that Rose is to 
control how the business is run. Bush's stake in the $86 million 
deal is 2%, financed with a $500,000 loan from a Midland Bank of 
which he had been a director and $106,000 from other sources. 
Rainwater and Rose put up 14.2 million, Betts and Bernstein invested 
about $6 million and the balance comes from smaller investors and 
loans. Bush will eventually sell his share for $15 million.

1990 Federal regulators give Bush son Neil the mildest possible 
penalty in the $1 billion failure of the Silverado S&L. The deal is 
so good that Bush drops his appeal. Among other things, Neil, as a 
Silverado director, voted to approve over $100 million in loans to 
his business partners.

January: Bahrain awards exclusive offshore drilling rights to Harken 
Oil. This is a surprise as Harken is in very shaky financial 
condition, has never drilled outside of Texas, Louisiana and 
Oklahoma and had never drilled undersea at all. The Bass brothers 
are brought in by Harken for sufficient equity to proceed with the 
effort. Harken's stock price increases from $4.50 to $5.50.
George W. Bush sells two-thirds of his Harken Energy stock at the 
top of the market for $850,000, a 200% profit, but makes no report 
to the SEC until March 1991. Bush Jr. says later the SEC misplaced 
the report. An SEC representative responds: "nobody ever found 
the 'lost' filing." One week after Bush's sale, Harken reports an 
earnings plunge. Harken stock falls more than 60%. Bush uses most of 
the proceeds to pay off the bank loan he had taken a year earlier to 
finance his portion of the Texas Rangers deal.

August: Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait. Harken's stock price drops 
substantially. Two months after Bush sells his stock, Harken posts 
losses for the 2nd quarter of well over $20 million and is shares 
fall another 24 %, by year end Harken is trading at $1.25. Bush has 
insisted that he did not know about the firm's mounting losses and 
that his stock sell-off was approved by Harken's general counsel.
George W. Bush is asked by Carlyle Group to serve on the board of 
directors of Caterair, one of the nation's largest airline catering 
services which it had acquired in 1989. The offer is arranged by 
Fred Malek, long time Bush associate who is then an advisor to 
Carlyle.

October: Arlington, Texas Mayor Richard Greene signs a contract that 
guarantees $135 million toward the new Texas Ranger Stadium's 
estimate price of $190 million. The Rangers put up no cash but 
finance their share through a ticket surcharge. From the team's 
operating revenues, the city will earn a maximum of $5 million 
annually in rent, no matter how much the Rangers reap from ticket 
sales and television (a sum that will rise to $100 million a year). 

Another provision permitts the franchise to buy the stadium after 
the accumulated rental payments reached a mere $ 60 million. The 
property acquired so cheaply by the Rangers includes not just a 
fancy new stadium with a seating capacity of 49,000 but an 
additional 270 acres of newly valuable land. Legislation is passed 
and signed that authorizes the Arlington Sports Facilities 
Development Authority with power to issue bonds and exercise eminent 
domain over any obstinate landowners. Never before had a Texas 
municipal authority been given the license to seize the property of 
a private citizen for the benefit of other private citizens. A 
recalcitrant Arlington family refuses to sell a 13 acre parcel near 
the stadium site for half its appraised value. The jury awards more 
than $4 million to the family.

Fred Malek returns to power with ambassador status to head up 
planning for the economic summit.

S&L industry is losing money at the rate of $3 million a minute. 
Bailout chief estimates total cost at $325-500 billion.

Some 200 young soccer players have their games canceled for security 
reasons because Bush wants to go fishing on the Potomac nearby. Says 
one seven-year-old player: "We had a tough soccer game and he's just 
going fishing. He could play somewhere else."

Bush son Jeb gets the federal government to pay off the $4 million 
he owed to a failed Florida thrift.

Bush brother Jonathan's east coast brokerage fined in two states for 
violating laws and Jonathan is barred from public trading in 
Massachusetts.

Bush's attorney general, Richard Thornberg, is warned about BCCI but 
does nothing.

Federal court of appeals throws out the Inslaw case on the grounds 
that it did not belong in bankruptcy court.
Bush says, "The economy is headed in the right direction."

1991 Former top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Sununu goes 
to work for a prominent figure in the BCCI scandal less than a month 
after leaving the Bush administration. Edward Rogers Jr. signs a 
$600,000 contract to give legal advice to Sheik Kamal Adham, an ex-
Saudi intelligence officer who is being investigated for his role in 
BCCI's takeover of First American Bancshares.

The Miami acting US Attorney is allegedly rebuffed by the Justice 
Department in his efforts to indict BCCI and some of its principal 
officers on tax fraud charges. Justice Department later denies this 
occurred.

Danny Casolaro, a reporter investigating the Inslaw story, is found 
dead in a motel room bathtub, the day after he met a key source. The 
death was ruled a suicide. Perhaps he is despondent over the loss of 
his briefcase, which is missing from the room.

George Bush spends three nights in a Houston hotel so he can claim 
Texas residency. Texas has no income tax.

Neil Bush bails out of Apex Energy after collecting $320,000 in 
salary plus expenses. Bill Daniels, cable-TV magnate who has been 
lobbying against regulation of the cable industry, offers Neil a 
job. According to a representative, he "thought Neil deserved a 
second chance."

1992 New York Times reports that three of Bush's top fundraisers are 
being sued in connection with bank failures and another pleaded 
guilty to mail fraud in connection with an S&L. These men include 
the GOP national finance chair, vice chair and two co-chairs of the 
President's Dinner, which raised $9 million for Republican causes.
Former US Attorney General Elliot Richardson, representing the 
owners of Inslaw, tells Mother Jones, "I don't know any case where 
the government has stonewalled like this."

First of Harken Energy's wells off Bahrain comes up dry. George W. 
Bush takes a leave of absence from the firm to work in his father's 
campaign, saying "I don't want to involve this company in any kind 
of allegations of conflicts or whatever may arise."

Village Voice reports that President Bush has taken at least 76 
partisan flights during his term, at a cost to the taxpayers of over 
$6 million.

Nixon's Jew hunter Fred Malek is back as Bush's campaign manager.
Campaign sells photo opportunities with the president at a 
fundraiser for $92,000 each.

Washington, DC, loses $52,000 in taxes because Bush claims to be a 
Texas resident.

Donald H. Alexander contributes $100,000 to Team 100; shortly 
thereafter he's named ambassador to the Netherlands.
Bush says: "I will do what I have to do to be reelected."

1993 With the new Ranger stadium being readied to open the following 
spring, George W. Bush announces that he would be running for 
governor. He is says his campaign theme will be self-reliance and 
personal responsibility rather than dependence on government.

1994 George W. Bush is elected Governor of Texas, defeating Ann 
Richards 53 to 46 %.

1999 George W. Bush executes his 99th prisoner.
George W. Bush celebrates the Martin Luther King holiday by staying 
inside the Governor's Mansion with the windows closed so he wouldn't 
hear the thousands of Martin Luther King celebrants listening to 
speeches right outside his window on the Texas capitol grounds 
[across the street].

Bush claims to be reading four serious books while campaigning for 
president. Total pages of the four books: 1,762

* "When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world and you knew 
exactly who they were. It was us versus them and it was clear who 
them was. Today we are not so sure who the they are, but we know 
they're there." -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush, presidential candidate.

* "Food on the family." -- George W. Bush listing one of the 
priorities of his future administration.

* "This is Preservation month. I appreciate preservation. This is 
what you do when you run for president. You've got to preserve." -- 
George W. Bush to several hundred children at an elementary school 
in Nashua that was celebrating what it called Perseverance Month 
(not Preservation Month).

* "Is your children learning?" -- George W. Bush on education.

* "Some people have too much freedom." -- George W. Bush

* "The Grecians." -- George W. Bush on Greek people.

* "What I'm against is quotas. I'm against hard quotas, quotas that 
basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, 
quotas, I think, vulcanize society." -- George W. Bush, meaning to 
say "balkanize," not "vulcanize" -- we think -- and something about 
quotas (Austin American-Statesman 3/23/99).

* "Sitting down and reading a 500-page book on public policy or 
philosophy or something." -- George W. Bush when asked to name 
something he isn't good at (Talk magazine, September 1999).

* "Please! Don't kill me." -- George W. Bush to Larry King, mocking 
what Karla Faye Tucker said when asked "What would you say to 
Governor Bush?" prior to her execution by lethal injection (as 
reported by Talk magazine, September 1999).

* "Tell them I have learned from mistakes I may or may not have 
made." -- George W. Bush

2000 "Jeb's the smart one" -- George Bush Sr. to dinner partner
Former President George Bush tries to block Gen. Manuel Noriega's 
release from a US prison because he fears the Panamanian strongman 
wants to kill him. Noriega attorney Frank Rubino says the assertion 
was made by Assistant US Attorney Pat Sullivan, who represented the 
government at a parole hearing for Noriega.

Copyright 2000 The Progressive Review Also,'Sam Smith's Great 
American Political Repair Manual' is published by WW Norton.

2000 (continued) Al Gore gets more popular votes than George W. Bush 
in the November presidential elections, but a winner is unable to be 
declared because the outcome depends upon a state of Florida recount 
that must made, according to Florida law, since the eventual winner 
will have a majority of less than 1% of the vote. Many of the 
counties do not do a recount, but simply re-report their first 
results. Other counties decide to accept late overseas ballots, 
contrary to Florida law. Bush enlists James Baker to oversee his 
post-campaign Florida campaign. Although Jeb, as Florida governor, 
recuses himself from official state participation in the recount, 
phone records later made public lead observers to question that 
statement. The Florida Supreme Court directs that the entire state 
must physically recount all of the votes, but the U.S. Supreme Court 
overrules, declaring George W. Bush the victor in order to protect 
our tradition of the smooth transition of power. The vote was 5-4. 

Although the court ruled that the decision could never be used as 
precedent in any future legal case, it was determined that allowing 
the State of Florida to recount its votes, even though it is legally 
required to do so, would not be in the best interest of George W. 
Bush's presidential aspirations. On the basis of the Supreme Court's 
decision, Bush was declared the victor in Florida, thus winning the 
majority of electoral votes and thus being elected the nation's 43rd 
president.

2001 Bush is sworn in as president and Dick Cheney, Sec. of Defense 
under Poppy, is sworn in as vice-president. Numerous key members of 
the Regan-Bush and Bush-Quayle administrations, including those who 
left under a Contra cloud, are brought back into the new 
administration.

With Bush as front man and Cheney as the brains behind the throne, 
Bush begins to consolidate power with fast-track plans to weaken 
government regulations of corporations, begin drilling on previously 
out of bounds environmentally fragile sites, place greater world 
trade powers in the White House, establish formal governmental 
funding of religions, allow greater civil rights discrimination in 
the name of freedom, shift more of the nation's wealth away from the 
middle class and into the hands of the wealthy through changes in 
the tax laws, further establish military dominance in the world and 
in space through missile defense, and weaken international compacts 
protecting the environment and controlling small arms.

79 year old Andrew Marshall, a colleague of Herman "Dr. Strangelove" 
Kahn at the Rand think tank in the 50's appointed head of the 
Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment and major speechwriter of Bush's 
Missle Defense System speeches.

Taking a cue from the Bush Administration, Japan deals with Iran to 
provide oil field studies, indicating that the Clinton Sanctions Act 
will no longer be enforced against Iran.

2000-2001 Updates by Politex
 
 
 

 

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