Saturday, September 17, 2005

The (Rotten) Apple Doesn't Fall Too Far From The Tree

When Jeb Bush's youngest son was arrested the other night for public intoxication and resisting arrest, it was just another in a long line of crimes perpetrated by the Bush family in this century.
John Ellis Bush's sister was arrested for trying to illegally acquire Xanax with a stolen prescription pad. While in court ordered rehab, she went to jail twice, once for having prescription pills and the second time after allegedly having a crack rock in her shoe.
John's cousins were often photographed drinking in the bars, even though both were underage.
John's older brother George Bush III was detained by police after he broke into the house of his ex-girlfriend's on a Christmas morning. He was released after Jeb talked the girl's father in to not pressing charges. His mother was caught trying to smuggle $19,000 worth of jewelry into the country.
And of course, there's the numerous offenses incurred by John's uncle, the president. From his drunk driving offenses and his malicious destruction (he stole a Christmas wreath off a door) to his illegal under international law invasion of Iraq, it's obvious that the Bush family feels that the law is for the other people, not them.
All this pales in comparison to John's great grandfather Prescott Bush's and great-great grandfather Herbert Walker's conviction under the trading with the enemy act for doing business with the Nazis during World War II. Yes the Bush family tree is loaded with nefarious criminal types who, for some reason (because they're rich?) never actually had to pay for their crimes.
Maybe someday the American people will stop electing criminals and send them to prison instead of Washington DC.

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