#1 St. Petersburg Times: Jeb Bush wields clout without accountability04-09-2010, 10:07 PM
teach1st (1000+ posts) Fri Apr-09-10 08:40 PM
St. Petersburg Times: Jeb Bush wields clout without accountability
Jeb Bush wields clout without accountability
By Tim Nickens, editor of editorials
In Print: Sunday, April 11, 2010
If Jeb Bush wants to be governor again, the job will be open soon.
If he wants to be a U.S. senator, he should run against Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican primary instead of sniping at him in the national media.
Of course, Bush won't enter either race.
Why should he?
Bush is advancing his conservative agenda in the Legislature and influencing the Senate race without coming out of the shadows. He has tremendous clout and no accountability. He makes tons of money, travels the world and answers to no one.
04-09-2010, 11:05 PM
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Lord Rove is most pleased with Jeb. :p:DMay the FORCE be with you!
04-10-2010, 12:32 AM
Jeb was one of the best Governors that Florida ever had. Also, hiding the dead bodies in ice trucks was a stroke of pure genius.
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SonnabendGuest04-10-2010, 02:41 AMDoes George Soros have South American gangsters for business partners too?
04-10-2010, 12:20 PM
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But back to Jeb.
One of his business partners, Camilo Padrera, was indicted for drug-dealing, gun-running and embezzlement; but the charges were dropped when the Bush family firm the CIA told the FBI that Padrera was their man, fronting covert ops. Padrera then worked Jeb's Washington contacts to steal millions of federal dollars intended to provide housing for the poor. He was convicted of fraud in 1989.
Jeb then hooked up with Miguel Recarey, an associate of Miami mob boss Santo Trafficante Jr., Mother Jones reports. Federal investigators called Recarey's company, IMC, "a criminal enterprise interlaced with intelligence operations." It was in fact yet another front, this time for the Reagan-Bush gang's illegal terrorist war in Nicaragua. Recarey also milked Jeb's Washington connections, diverting millions of Medicare dollars intended for needy patients into the IMF-CIA slush fund. Recarey later fled the country to avoid fraud charges.
In yet another scam, Jeb and a partner used a frontman to wangle a $4.5 million federal loan to buy an office building. When their shill went belly-up, Daddy's federal government obligingly revalued the prime Miami real estate at $500,000. Jeb and pal coughed up that chump change --and kept the building for themselves: $4 million of pure gravy. - Chris Floyd
04-10-2010, 12:25 PM
Linky? Please something other then DailyKos.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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