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    Watched Bill Maher tonight and he passed on this tidbit. Barbara Bush (W's mom) donations to the Katrina disaster had a stipulation. That the money she donated could only be spent on her son Neil's educational software. You remember Neil (Silverardo Savings and Loan, hooker sex, etc), anyway, the financial backing of Neil's education is one of W's Saudis friends. As usual Barbara Bush does something in bad taste and the Bush's are in bed with the Saudis.
     
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    I think that Barbara Bush along with the rest of the non elected folk who get too much press, should move from the forefront and take a less visible position as she only seems to make matters worse for her son...but on the other hand that is a good thing.
     
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    How much money has been siphoned off out of those Katrina funds anyways? How many contractors have had jobs subcontracted upon subcontracted upon subcontracted?


    Perhaps she simply wanted to know that she's investing her personal money where she knows it wont be funnelled away into someone's pocket.
     
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    And what better way to help the Katrina victims then with educational software.
     
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    In order to rebuild the economy, you need families. In order to get families to return, you need better schools.

    Many (most) families that aren't returning list better public schools as to why they're staying in Houston or Atlanta or wherever.
     
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    That's fine and all, but a requirement that the money only be spent on educational software sold by a family member? At least if there was an approved list of various educational software created by a few companies it wouldn't smack of conflict.
     
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    It was a donation. If she demanded that your donation be spent a certain way you would have an issue. If she wants to make her donation coningent on something that's her business. If the charity didn't like the contingency they didn't have to accept the donation.
     
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    Legally, she's on solid ground - no question there. It's her money and she can insist they give it all out to strippers if she wants. (Though if she writes it off her taxes...)

    But she's also a public person and obviously even her charitable contributions are open to public scrutiny (especially if Clinton's sex life was open to public scrutiny).
     
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    Lets cut to the chase. She wasn't really giving charity to New Orleans as much as she was giving charity to Neal, who is her other "gifted" son.
     

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