Saturday, July 16, 2005

Bush Family Tradition: Ducking Scandal

For some light weekend reading, I offer this from Consortiumnews:

If there is one trait that has followed the Bush family through generations of privilege, it is the ability to escape scandal - a skill that will be put to the test again over the leaking of the identity of an undercover CIA officer, apparently to get back at her husband for criticizing George W. Bush's case for invading Iraq.

Lotsa stuff about Rove, Neo-con strategy, Iran-Contra, and Bush family Nazi involvement.

But the quick dissipation of the Nazi financial scandal was only a portent of the Bush family's future. Unlike politicians of lower classes, the Bushes seemed to operate in a bubble impervious to accusations of impropriety.

That protective bubble has grown thicker over the decades with the emergence of a strong conservative news media that can be counted on to defend George W. Bush's interests regardless of the merits of his position.

Then more about Iraq, Novak, and Rove. Read. Enjoy. Seethe a little. One hopeful note:

Still, whether George W. Bush can match his father and grandfather in turning aside scandal is yet to be decided.

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