November 26, 2003

Business Deals of Bush Brother Detailed in Divorce

If we lived in a society, in which the "free press"
was *only* interested in the sensational, don't you
think that this Reuters story on the _resident's
brother's nasty divorce, with its lurid details about
his extramarital affair and involvement with
prostitutes would have survived somewhere in the "US
mainstream news media"? Shouldn't we be seeing Gary
Bauer, Raplh Reed and Jerry Falwell on the air, being
forced by aggressive TV anchors to spin this...No. The
"US mainstream news media" is lock, stock and barrel
controlled by its Corporatist overlords, who have no
intention of incurring the anger of the Bush
cabal...What hypocrisy...


Reuters: "Mr. Bush, you have to admit it's a pretty remarkable thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her," Brown said.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/phoenix/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=573478
News from Reuters

Business Deals of Bush Brother Detailed in Divorce

(2003-11-25)
By Jeff Franks

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Neil Bush, younger brother of
President Bush, detailed lucrative business deals and
admitted to engaging in sex romps with women in Asia
in a deposition taken in March as part of his divorce
from now ex-wife Sharon Bush.

According to legal documents disclosed on Tuesday,
Sharon Bush's lawyers questioned Neil Bush closely
about the deals, especially a contract with Grace
Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., a firm backed by
Jiang Mianheng, the son of former Chinese President
Jiang Zemin, that would pay him $2 million in stock
over five years.

Marshall Davis Brown, lawyer for Sharon Bush,
expressed bewilderment at why Grace would want Bush
and at such a high price since he knew little about
the semiconductor business.

"You have absolutely no educational background in
semiconductors do you?" asked Brown in the March 4
deposition, which was seen by Reuters.

"That's correct," Bush, 48, responded.

"And you have absolutely over the last 10, 15, 20
years not a lot of demonstrable business experience
that would bring about a company investing $2 million
in you?"

"I personally would object to the assumption that
they're investing $2 million in me," said Bush, who
went on to explain that he knew a lot about business
and had been working in Asia for years.

Bush, who inked the Grace deal in August 2002, said he
had not yet received any stock from the company, which
built a plant in Shanghai that began production in
September. He is supposed to consult for the company
and be on the board of directors, he said.

He said he joined the Grace board at the request of
Winston Wong, a co-founder of the company and the son
of Wang Yung-ching, the chairman of Taiwan's largest
business group, Formosa Plastics Corp. Bush never
mentioned Jiang Mianheng in the deposition.

Wong, he said, also is an investor in his latest
venture, Ignite!, an Austin, Texas, educational
software firm.

Brown questioned Bush about numerous other business
ventures that paid him well to be a consultant and
fundraiser, and, in at least one case, for little
work.

Bush said he was co-chairman of Crest Investment
Corporation, but worked only an average of three to
four hours a week. For that, he received $15,000 every
three months.

Bush said he provided Crest "miscellaneous consulting
services."

"Such as?" asked Brown.

"Such as answering phone calls when Jamail Daniel, the
other co-chairman, called and asked for advice," Bush
said.

"Well, you're not an economist are you?"

"Part of my degree is in international economics, but
I wouldn't consider myself an economist, no," Bush
told him.

Bush did not return calls to his Ignite! office and
his divorce lawyer, Rick Flowers, was not available
for comment.

KNOCKS ON THE DOOR

The Bush divorce, completed in April, was prompted in
part by Bush's relationship with another woman. He
admitted in the deposition that he previously had sex
with several other women while on trips to Thailand
and Hong Kong at least five years ago.

The women, he said, simply knocked on the door of his
hotel room, entered and engaged in sex with him. He
said he did not know if they were prostitutes because
they never asked for money and he did not pay them.

"Mr. Bush, you have to admit it's a pretty remarkable
thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and
open it and have a woman standing there and have sex
with her," Brown said.

"It was very unusual," Bush said.

Even though the Bush divorce is final, legal problems
continue.

Sharon Bush has been sued by Robert Andrews, the
former husband of Neil Bush's girlfriend, Maria
Andrews, for allegedly charging that the Andrews'
2-year-old son, was fathered by Bush, not Andrews.

Bush this week gave a DNA sample at the request of his
ex-wife, but it is not clear when it will be tested,
her lawyer, David Berg, said on Tuesday.


Copyright 2003, Reuters



Posted by richard at November 26, 2003 08:28 AM