A collection of articles that unveils the hypocrisy of the GOP, and, in particular, the Bush family, when they talk about family values. Are these the kind of family values they talk about? Just asking.
the Bush twins inhale? Kutcher won't say
Neil Bush's Freedom: Kyboshing book will keep Bush family secrets
of Bush Twin in the Buff
relative says she will reveal family's dark side
wife to tell all about Bush family
Violated Security Laws Four Times, SEC Report Says
than a mistake Series
George Bush has raised "family values" as a campaign issue repeatedly,
though, it seems only fair to take a look at his own family. A computer
search showed that over the past five years stories have periodically
surfaced chronicling the individual business antics of the president's
sons -- each riding comfortably through life in the slipstream of his
father's growing power and influence."
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Contributed by BuzzFlash Reader Liz
January 31, 2002
You mentioned in the headline for Noelle Bush her brother, George P(ea brain)'s breaking and entering, and her infamous double twit twins, Jenna and Barbara. You left out Jeb's son, little Jebby, for one. He and his sweetie were caught in October of 2000.
Here are a *few* items for you to check out at "The Smoking Gun". I know you are aware of them, but it sure is amazing to read the catalogue of offenses we KNOW about, starting with Noelle's bust:
"...Noelle Bush, the 24-year-old daughter of Florida Governor Jeb Bush, was arrested today (January 29) and charged with trying to fill a false prescription at a Tallahassee pharmacy. With Uncle George preparing to deliver his first State of the Union address tonight, Noelle got nabbed trying to illegally score a Xanax 'scrip at a Walgreens. She was charged with fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and released pending a court appearance. Here's her mug shot and the police incident report..."
"...We've got a question for Florida Governor Jeb Bush: It's 10 p.m., do you know where your children are? Well, at that time on October 7, Bush's 16-year-old son John (aka Jebby, if you can believe it) was getting busy in a Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of a Tallahassee mall. As this police report notes, a pair of nosy rent-a-cops caught Bush and a 17-year-old female companion fogging the car's windows--both were naked from the waist down, save Jebby's socks. The underage lovebirds, whose names were redacted from this document, were not charged, though officers made sure to note "the political ties of subject #1." Jebby--who's pictured on TSG's cover in a White House photo from grandpa George's reign--now joins brother George P. on the Sunshine State's police blotter. (3 pages)..."
"...Here's the 911 call placed to Texas cops by the Austin restaurant manager who blew the whistle on the margarita-lovin' Bush twins. Mia Lawrence, who runs Chuy's, told a police operator on May 29 that she was dropping the dime because, "I just don't want our restaurant to get in trouble." Lawrence, who misidentifed Jenna Bush as "Laura Bush," said that while the underage drinking was "not a major emergency, it would be police, though." Lawrence noted that she first tried to call the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), but that the liquor licensing agency was not open after hours (she dialed 911 around 10 pm). Lawrence added that Jenna's twin sister Barbara was also in the Mexican restaurant, "but because she wasn't in the paper recently, none of us recognized her..."..."
"...Fourteen months before underage booze antics made headlines, Barbara Bush, then 18, was questioned by Massachusetts cops responding to a manager's complaint that a raucous February 2000 party at a hotel on Harvard Square involved "several minors in a room consuming alcohol," The Smoking Gun has learned.
According to a Harvard University Police Department log, the manager of the university-owned The Inn at Harvard called cops on February 19 at 11:18 PM complaining about the booze blast. The log notes that, "Officers sent to assist him in removing them." Cops prepared an incident report detailing what happened upon their arrival, but Harvard refused last week to release the document following a TSG request, contending that the Massachusetts Open Records Law does not apply to the school's police force.
But we've been able to piece together this account of the incident through interviews and information from the Harvard police log:
While her father was gearing up for a Super Tuesday (March 7) showdown with John McCain, Barbara Bush spent her President's Day weekend in Cambridge, Massachusetts visiting Harvard University. Along with Yale and Stanford, the teenager had been accepted at Harvard, where she visited that holiday weekend in preparation for making her college pick. The teenager stayed in the dorm room of Harvard freshman Tabitha George, who Bush knew from Austin, Texas.
The president's daughter crossed paths that weekend with Harvard cops responding to the Saturday night call about underage drinking at The Inn at Harvard, where rooms rent for an average of about $200 and visiting dignitaries are more common that rowdy beer blasts. As in Texas, you must be 21 to drink in Massachusetts.
Aware that police had been summoned to the hotel, young partygoers fled the room. When officers arrived, they questioned a small group of young people outside the inn--all of whom they suspected had attended the truncated bash. Cops were directed to the group, which included Barbara Bush, either by the hotel's manager or by one of the room's occupants, who had been detained (accounts provided to TSG slightly differed on this point). No arrests were made after police questioned and sought identification from about five individuals..."
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/bbushid1.shtml: photo of phony i.d.--Barbara, Yalie...
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/bbushplea1.shtml: copy of "no contest" plea--Barbara
"...George P. Bush might be a hunkalicious young Republican, but he still seems a bit creepy. So TSG wasn't too surprised to learn that "P" was involved in a troubling 1994 incident described in this Metro-Dade Police Department report. On December 31, 1994, Bush showed up at 4 AM at the Miami home of a former girlfriend. He proceeded to break into the house via the woman's bedroom window, and then began arguing with his ex's father. Bush, then a Rice University student, soon fled the scene. But he returned 20 minutes later to drive his Ford Explorer across the home's front lawn, leaving wide swaths of burned grass in his wake. Young Bush avoided arrest when the victims declined to press charges..."
"...Look, TSG has as much respect for the presidency as the next web site, but you gotta figure that First Daughter Jenna Bush is going to turn up soon in one of those "Girls Gone Wild" videotapes. Just two weeks after copping to an underage drinking charge, the 19-year-old party girl has been rapped (along with twin sister Barbara) for another Texas booze incident. The Austin Police Department today (May 31) issued Jenna a misdemeanor citation for using someone else's driver's license in a failed bid to order a drink at a Mexican restaurant on May 29 (sister Barbara got nailed for successfully obtaining booze that same evening). The new citation is Jenna's second scrape with the law in recent weeks. On May 16, as these Municipal Court records show, Jenna pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol (the legal drinking age in Texas is 21). As part of the plea--which would have expunged the case from Bush's record if she behaved herself for a whole 60 days--Jenna was ordered to "commit no further offenses against the laws of the State of Texas and the City of Austin." Perhaps Jenna didn't read the fine print. If young Bush gets cited in the new booze probe, she could have her lenient punishment in the first case (a $51.25 fine, 8 hours of community service, and an alcohol awareness course) revoked and prosecutors might seek a formal criminal conviction and a suspension of her driver's license..."
"...This is the 1976 Maine police document recording the arrest of George W. Bush for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bush, who was 30 at the time, was popped over the Labor Day weekend near his family's Kennebunkport summer home. Bush pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor DUI charge, paid a $150 fine, and had his driving privileges briefly revoked in the state of Maine. The arrest record card was released November 2 by Kennebunkport police. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles also released this summary of Bush's DUI conviction..."
George W. Bush ends up in the White House, The Smoking Gun would like
to be the first web outfit to formally offer Dubya an artifact for his
future presidential library. The Republican's wacky performance in this
1992 wedding video excerpt--shot years after Bush went cold turkey in
July 1986--needs to be preserved for future generations.
"...When news of George W. Bush's drunken driving arrest surfaced during the final week of the 2000 presidential campaign, Republicans tried to dismiss it as one of those "youthful indiscretions" Bush had steadfastly refused to discuss. Of course, when he got popped in Kennebunkport in 1976, Bush was 30 years old, hardly a kid.
Vice President Dick Cheney, on the other hand, could actually argue that his two DWIs came when he was young and reckless.
Court and police records obtained by The Smoking Gun show that Cheney was convicted of drunk driving twice during an eight-month period in the early 1960s in his home state of Wyoming. The two convictions came when Cheney was 21 and 22 and resulted in fines and a brief suspension of his driver's license.
On November 2, in the wake of the Bush DWI discovery, a Cheney spokesperson told reporters that the vice presidential candidate also had a rap sheet. But the Bush-Cheney campaign refused to provide any further details about the DWI busts. So TSG will now handle that chore.
Cheney first privately disclosed the arrests in 1989, after he had been nominated for Secretary of Defense. According to an account in Bob Woodward's "The Commanders," Cheney told members of the Senate Armed Services committee about the DWI arrests during a closed confirmation hearing. Cheney told the senators that he believed it would be best to publicly disclose the busts. But Armed Services committee members said there was no need for the disclosure and subsequently confirmed Cheney in a 20-0 vote.
Following the May 1991 publication of Woodward's book, there was no mention of Cheney's arrests until the brief confirmation offered by the candidate's spokesperson last November. But the vice president himself mentioned his rap sheet in an interview in the current issue (dated May 7) of The New Yorker. Cheney noted that after dropping out of Yale in early 1961, he found himself "working, building power lines, having been in a couple of scrapes with the law." The busts, he said, made him "think about where I was and where I was headed. I was headed down a bad road, if I continued on that course."..."
otherwise noted, all original