Sunday, April 02, 2006

Mother love

Isn't this sweet:

Barbara Bush [Hurricane Relief] Gift Earmarked for Son's Firm


HOUSTON - Former first lady Barbara Bush gave relief money to a hurricane relief fund on the condition that it be spent to buy educational software from her son Neil's company.

The chief of staff of former President George H.W. Bush would not disclose the amount earmarked for purchases from Ignite Learning.

Since Barbara Bush's gift, the Ignite Learning program has been given to eight public schools with high numbers of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, the Houston Chronicle reported.

"Mrs. Bush wanted to do something specifically for education and specifically for the thousands of students flooding into the Houston schools," the former President Bush's chief of staff Jean Becker said Thursday.

The money was donated to the Bush-Clinton Houston Hurricane Relief Fund, said Steve Maislin, president of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, which administers the fund. That fund has no connection to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, he said.

Barbara Bush chose to promote Ignite because she supports her son and has genuine enthusiasm for his company's program, Becker said.

Two years ago, the Houston school district board wrestled with conflict of interest concerns over the Ignite program. Neil Bush had helped raise $115,000 for the district's philanthropic fund from donors who insisted the money be spent on his company's software.

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These would be the "family values" so often alluded to among this bunch, I'm guessing.

"The family that corners the market together, conquers the world together"

3 comments:

Rey said...

Gosh...no more wondering why Dubya thought cronyism was more important than job qualifications or competence in staffing the White House. Apparently, it's a learned behavior.

Bitch | Lab said...

If Deb (ThatRogersWoman) had time, she could dish an earful about the Bush family. She lives in Houston and these guano asshats are the cream of the disgusting crop.

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