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Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Neil Bush's war on poverty. Every profiteer wants to pay the big bucks to a brand-name presidential relative with no other discernible talents or skills. After all, that's how Dubya got his start (
ABC News):
The "war lobby," as it has been described, counts a number of important connections, including President Bush's brother Neil, who plays a little-known role at Houston-based Crest Investments. Crest is a financial partner with Newbridge Strategies, a group of former officials from both [!] Bush administrations who help U.S. companies seeking contracts in Iraq.

This week in New York, Neil Bush would not answer questions about his ties to Crest. "It's not my company," he said.

But in a videotaped deposition last year, obtained by ABC News, Neil Bush said he is paid $60,000 a year for the three to four hours of work he puts in weekly as co-chairman of Crest.

"Whether he does anything active or whether they just trade on his name, having the president's brother involved has got to be a huge asset," said William Hartung, a senior fellow at World Policy Institute, a policy research group at New School University.
Even for the runt of the Bush dynasty, there's plenty of profiteering to be had. Here's more about Crest and Newbridge and Neilsie's Hong Kong call girls.

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