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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nepotism Watch

posted by on November 7 at 10:59 AM

The Swamp flags this as the underplayed story of the day:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 — The inspector general of the Department of Education has said he will examine whether federal money was inappropriately used by three states to buy educational products from a company owned by Neil Bush, the president’s brother.

Why underplayed?

If the company sounds familiar, it may be because of a controversy that erupted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when Neil’s mom donated funds to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, but stipulated that they had to be spent buying her son’s firm’s educational software for the Houston public schools.

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Corruption and the Bush Family.

Why am I NOT surprised?

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 11:06 AM

What I love is how no one ever seem surprised by stories like this and, at the same time, nothing ever seems to be done to keep them from happening.

We're going to get worse in 2008. No matter who gets elected, they've seen that America is apathetic to this low grade corruption and it's become de rigueur.

Posted by Al | November 7, 2007 12:06 PM

Can anybody tell me how much Neil's "educational software" has made on sales NOT to government agencies at the direction of his dad, mom, or brother? Educational software is a con.

Posted by Fnarf | November 7, 2007 12:51 PM

I wonder if I can include a note with my taxes that stipulates that they not be used to fund the war.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | November 7, 2007 12:59 PM

@4 - probably not, but elsewhere in today's news, you'll find out the current military budget has absolutely ZERO dollars for war in Iraq or Afghanistan - that's going to be in a separate bill.

Part of the deal they made to kill Cheney being impeached.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 1:17 PM

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