March 16, 2008
Liz Michael for United States Senate
wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the Liberty and
happiness of a people whose manners are universally Corrupt. He
therefore is the truest Friend of the Liberty of his Country who tries
most to promote its Virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence
extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of Power and
Trust who is not a wise and Virtuous man."
--- Samuel Adams
Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an
by J. H. Hatfield
The problem with writing a biography of
George W. Bush is that it won't be nice. The details of his life leave
Fortunate Son puts all this on display.
It shows a man who says the right things while doing whatever benefits
him. The list of contradictions is as plain as day. Here are a few. In
April of 1999 George blamed the film industry for desensitizing people
to violence. Between 1983 and 1993 he was a paid director for Silver
Screen Management. They arrange for investment in films. Twenty-one of
the films they arranged financing for were R-rated. That was due to the
violence they depicted. Arlington politico's passed legislation that
allowed the Arlington Sports Facility Development Authority to seize
land. It was turned over to the Rangers for development. As a minority
owner of the team George was close to these people. As Governor he
later pulled the teeth from those laws. His run for Governor was based
on a platform of issues he misrepresented. His working existence is a
series of shady business deals. His morality is rife with hypocrisy.
The book is filled with examples of this.
Hatfield's research begs for more
questions to be asked too. In 1978 George ran for the Congressional
riding of Midland, Texas. It came out that 61% of his financial backing
came from outside that riding. Most of it was from big business
interests. Why? At that point George had nothing behind him (apart from
the family name) to warrant that support. It was there though. The
records prove it. It was revelations like this that got J. H. Hatfield
in trouble with the upper echelon of the Republican Party (to say
nothing of their supporters). He hadn't started out with intentions of
discrediting Bush. If anything it was the opposite; his sympathetic
writing style makes that clear. The book is well written. The
information is concise. Hatfield doesn't condemn. He just reports the
facts. He had avoided what he couldn't prove. His coverage of the
(possible) fiasco during the Air Guard tenure had been sparse. There's
no mention of the ties between the Bush and Hinckley families either.
Hatfield would have found those. He left them alone though. It was only
after attacks on his credibility that he did some more research. Then
he found the details of the cocaine bust. It's hard to say how much
more he'd have found had he lived. It's even harder to guess how much
he would have proven. There seems to be plenty there.
Still, what he found was more than
enough. It produced a very important book. Everyone should read it. - Brian
|"We, the People are the rightful
masters of both
Congress and the courts - not to overthrow the Constitution, but to
overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." ~ Abraham Lincoln
The Bushy Knoll
The following is a partial
list of deaths of persons connected to the family of current President
George W. Bush and his father, George Herbert Walker Bush.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
An internal FBI memo reported that on November 22 a reputed businessman
named George H. W. Bush reported hearsay that a certain Young
Republican had been talking of killing the President when he came to
Houston. According to a 1988 story in The Nation, J. Edgar Hoover said
in a memo that Mr. George Bush of the CIA had been briefed on November
23rd, 1963 about the reaction of anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami to
the assassination of President Kennedy. George H. W. Bush has denied
this, although he was in Texas and cannot account for his whereabouts
at the time.
Senator Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, three of his staff
and both pilots were killed when his small plane went down in Evelyth,
Minnesota, on October 27, 2002. He was a vocal opponent of the Bush
administration and the only real progressive in the Senate.
Author of "Hell to Pay" - a book critical of Hillary Clinton, killed in
the Pentagon bombing. Her husband, Ted Olson, was
Soliticor General in the Bush II Administration.
Italian Secret Service agent murdered by America forces in
Iraq trying to assassinate freed hostage and Italian reporter Giuliana
Sgrena, March 2005. Sgrena was warned by her captors that the Americans
would try to kill her. They were right.
Senator Henry John Heinz III
He chaired the three-man presidential review board that probed the
Iran-contra affair. He died in a plane crash in April 1991.
Killed in December of 2003 by a gunshot wound to the head. Accused
George W. Bush of raping her.
Dr. David Kelly
Dr Kelly was called to give evidence before the foreign
affairs select committee of the British Parliament, and was the
acknowledged source of the BBC for revealing that the Bush-Blair
premise for the invasion of Iraq, namely the Weapons of Mass
Destruction scenario, was a fraud. Kelly was founded dead of an
"apparent suicide", but under suspicious circumstances, July 18, 2003,
at Harrowdown Hill, 45 minutes from his home.
President George W. Bush's nominee to be civilian head of the Navy,
"committed suicide" at his southern New Mexico ranch July 25, 2003.
His web site, Liberalism Resurgent, was meticulously researched and
presented such a problem to Richard Scaife, that he hired a private
detective to look into Kangas' past. Steve Kangas was found in a
39th-floor bathroom outside of Scaife's offices at One Oxford Centre,
in Pittsburgh, an apparent suicide. Mr. Kangas, a very prolific writer,
left no note. He had brought a fully-packed suitcase of clothes with
him to Pittsburgh. He bought a burglar alarm shortly before he left for
Pittsburgh. Why did he need a burglar alarm if he was going to commit
suicide? An avowed advocate of gun control, he nevertheless bought a
gun. What was he afraid of? Why did he go to Pittsburgh? After his
death, his computer was sold for $150 and its hard drive wiped clean.
Everything in his apartment was thrown away. Scaife is heavily
connected to Bush I.
Household servant for Marvin Bush, brother of the
President, was found crushed to death by her own vehicle in a driveway
in front of the Bush family home in the Alexandria section of Fairfax
County on September 29, 2003. The vehicle was supposedly left in gear.
No explanations have been offered as to why the vehicle did not move
until Champagne was in a position to be crushed. There is a rumor that
Champagne may have had incriminating knowledge of connections between
the 9-11 hijackings and Marvin Bush's companies.
He was working on a book that tied together the scandals surrounding
the presidency of George H. W. Bush, the Mena airport
drug running operation, and Arkansas Development Finance Authority.
He told his friends he was going to "bring back" the head of the
Octopus. Instead, his body was found in a hotel in Martinsburg, West
Virginia, on August 10, 1991, with slit wrists.
He was an accomplished conceptual artist who, while chatting on the
phone with a banker friend about the Bush savings and loan scandal,
started doodling a diagram and was inspired to create a complex series
of drawings and sketches that charted the details of the scandal.
According to the New York Times, "He was soon charting the complex
matrices of personal and professional relationships, conflict of
interest, malfeasance and fraud uncovered by investigations into the
major financial and political scandals of the day; to keep facts and
sources straight, he created a handwritten database that now includes
around 12,000 3-by-5-inch cards." On the evening of March 22, 2000,
Mark Lombardi was found hanging in his loft.
Mr. Hatfield was the author of Fortunate Son, an unauthorized biography
of George W. Bush. The book detailed Bush's cocaine use and cover up of
a cocaine arrest. He was found dead, in a motel room.
Former FBI operative, January 23rd, 2003. Novinger was
known to hold sensitive information on the Clinton and Bush I
administration's drug operations. Her husband murdered March 1987 when
she went public with initial reports. Her father died July 8, 1993 four
hours after Darlene was a guest on the Tom Valentine show. Suffered
retaliation after reporting discussions by government protected drug
smuggler who described contacts with Vice President George Bush and his
son, Jeb Bush.
Mr. Stevens died of a mysterious case of anthrax. He worked as a photo
editor for American Media, who owns the National Enquirer. The Bush
family suffered enormous embarrassment at the hands of the Enquirer
when they published a photo of daughter Jenna Bush, obviously
intoxicated, cigarette in hand, cavorting on the floor with another
Don C. Wiley
Dr. Wiley disappeared November 15, 2001 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was
attending a two-day annual meeting of the scientific advisory board of
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His work on deadly diseases such
as ebola and HIV raised fears of a terrorist kidnapping. Four hours
later, his rental car was found on a bridge, raising the question of
suicide, which his family vehemently refuted. Dr. Wiley was found a
month later in the Mississipi River.
Salem bin Laden
In 1979 Bush business Arbusto Energy obtained financing from James
Bath, a close family friend. Bath had extensive ties to BCCI and the
bin Laden family. Bath was the sole U.S. business representative for
Salem bin Laden, the brother of Osama bin Laden. It is well known in
certain circles that the Arbusto money came straight from Salem bin
Laden, although Bush denies it. Salem bin Laden died when for no
apparent reason, he flew his airplane into power lines where it became
entangled, and fell 150 feet to the ground. "He was a very experienced
pilot. He was a good pilot. We just can't understand why he decided to
go right instead of left," recalled airstrip owner Earl May field.
He was Director of Counterterrorism at the New York offices of the
F.B.I. until he resigned in August 2001. One of the world's top experts
on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, he grew to believe that "all the
answers" regarding what they needed to destroy Al Qaeda lay in Saudi
Arabia. However, starting in January 2001, Bush blocked all efforts by
Mr. O'Neill to investigate Saudi ties to bin Laden. In the summer of
2001 O'Neill declared that the main obstacles to his investigation were
U.S. oil interests. In late August, a frustrated O'Neill quit the FBI
and took a position as head of security for the World Trade Center. On
O'Neill's second day of work on the 34th floor, the WTC is hit by the
first plane. O'Neill makes it out of the building safely, calls his son
to say he is OK,. then goes into the other tower to help guide those
still inside to safety. Minutes later, O'Neill, along with hundreds of
others, is dead, killed by the terrorist the Bush administration
refused to allow him to pursue to the best of his ability.
Thomas Morris Jr.
Mr. Morris was a postal worker who died October 21, 2001, of inhalation
Mr. Curseen died October 22, 2001, of inhalation anthrax. It has been
reported that the anthrax infections since September 11 are of the same
strain that was kept in a military facility.
Kathy T. Nguyen
Ms. Nguyen died on October 31, 2001, of inhalation anthrax.
She had been implicated in February in a phony documents scheme said to
be related to the September 11 hijackers. One day before she was due in
court, she was incinerated in her car after having hit a utility pole.
An investigation revealed that the crash was minor and was not the
cause of the fire that burned Smith beyond recognition.
Governor Mel Carnahan
In the midst of a heated race for the Senate against John Ashcroft, the
Governor died in a plane crash on October 16, 2000. His death affected
Democrats in two ways - it would hurt their chances of seizing control
of the US Senate, and it would strongly impact the Presidential race
between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
Lori Klausutis, age 28, was found dead behind a desk in the offices of
US Representative Joe Scarborough of Florida, a Republican, on July 20,
2001. Death was apparently due to a blow on the head. Claims that a
heart condition precipitated an accidental fall are tenuous at best;
Lori was a marathon runner, and one would think that a heart condition
would already have become apparent. At the time of her death, she was
treasurer of her chapter of the Florida Federation of Young
Republicans. Tim Klausitus, Lori's husband, worked on targeting
technology for missiles. Rep. Scarborough sat on both the Military
Construction and the Research and Development Subcommittees.
Scarborough resigned from Congress and now hosts a Cable TV show on
He died on April 1, 2002, in a plane crash in Gainesville, Georgia. He
was an executive vice president at ChoicePoint, the firm that gained
infamy with their faulty "felons" list supplied to Katherine Harris
during the 2000 election in Florida. As a result of this list,
thousands of voters (mostly African-American voters) were wrongly
identified as felons and purged from the rolls.
Accountant subcontractor for the CIA related to the Barry Seal Mena
Airport drug smuggling case. Dead of three gunshot wounds.
Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the
1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his
Washington DC Apartment. Had delivered report to Janet Reno 3 weeks
before his death.
He was the prime minister of Sweden, assassinated in 1986. Oliver North
had met with Mr. Palme to discuss the possibility of obtaining false
end-user certificates for the plethora of weapons that were being
purchased, so that they would seem to have come from a country other
than the U.S. Mr. Palme refused to participate, after the plan was
presented to him. He was dead within weeks.
William Casey was CIA Director during the Reagan/Bush Administration.
He died 2 days before he was to testify about his and others'
involvement in the Iran/Contra scandal.
John Shaheen was a Republican businessman and best friend of William J.
Casey, head of the Reagan/Bush campaign, who helped set up arms
negotiations with the Iranians.
He was an Iranian banker who worked with John Shaheen, a Republican
businessman and best friend of William J. Casey, head of the
Reagan/Bush campaign. According to Hashemi's brother, Jamshid Hashemi,
he arranged a meeting between William Casey and a radical Iranian
mullah in July of 1980 that eventually derailed Carter's hostage
negotiations and delayed the release of the 52 American hostages until
January of 1981. Hashemi died suddenly in July of 1986 of what was
later diagnosed as leukemia. His brother and his lawyer, William
Wachtel, remain convinced that Cyrus was murdered. Richard Babayan, an
Iranian in prison for securities fraud, claims that Hashemi's death was
ordered by high-ranking officials.
Amaro da Costa
Then Defense Minister of Portugal, he died in a plane crash in Lisbon
in 1980. He was planning to disclose that he had discovered documents
that showed Portugese officers were helping to traffic arms to Iran.
Former Prime Minister of Portugal and a very popular leader, he died in
the same plane crash that killed Amaro da Costa.
Edmond J. Safra
Banker Edmond J. Safra died mysteriously when a fire swept his Monaco
penthouse apartment. His banks had been used for laundering money by
the Iran/Contra conspirators.
Charles M. McKee and Matthew Gannon
Charles M. McKee, ostensibly a military attache for the CIA in Beirut,
Matthew Gannon, CIA Deputy Station Chief in Beirut, and three others
were on board Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie,
Scotland. They were part of a counterterrorist team in Beirut
investigating the possible rescue of 9 American hostages in Lebanon.
The McKee team uncovered evidence that a rogue CIA unit called COREA,
based in Wiesbaden, was doing business with a man called Monzer
Al-Kassar, a Syrian arms dealer and drug trafficker. Al-Kassar was part
of the covert network run by U.S. Lieut. Colonel Oliver North. Outraged
that the COREA unit in Wiesbaden was doing business with a Syrian who
had close terrorist connections and might endanger their chances of
rescuing the hostages, the McKee team decided to fly back to Virginia
unannounced and expose the COREA unit's secret deal with al-Kassar.
They never got there. "For three years, I've had a feeling that if
Chuck hadn't been on that plane, it wouldn't have been bombed,"
said Beulah McKee, 75, Charles McKee's mother, to Time Magazine. Four
months after her son was killed for his efforts to expose the CIA, Mrs.
McKee received a sympathy letter from George H. W. Bush. Mrs. McKee has
never been satisfied with the government's version of events.
He was a close friend of George H. W. Bush. According to the book
"George Bush, the Unauthorized Biography," there is compelling evidence
to conclude that Aronow was a drug smuggler and suspected drug-money
launderer. He was murdered by professional killers on February 3, 1987.
In the days before his death, he made many personal calls to George H.
W. Bush. Tommy Teagle, a man interviewed by author Thomas Burdick, was
afraid of being murdered by Bush because he had knowledge that Aronow
and Jeb Bush had been partners in cocaine trafficking.
Frank Nugan and Michael Hand
They were partners in the Nugan Hand Bank, a front for CIA drug money,
in Sydney, Australia. Michael Hand was a Green Beret and an Army
Colonel assigned to the CIA. Hand was in frequent contact with George
Bush after his election to Vice President, according to CIA operative
Trent Parker. Frank Nugan was found in his car on a remote road outside
Sydney. There were no fingerprints on the gun. Michael Hand disappeared
shortly afterwards, and has not been seen since.
He was a former Israeli agent who was in Jerusalem with George Bush
during Iran Contra. He went under the assumed name of Pat Weber. Nir
was scheduled to testify to the Senate subcommittee and it was feared
he would reveal the truth. He perished when his aircraft was shot down
with missiles from the helicopter of a man called Gene Tatum, 25-year
CIA deep cover agent.
Senator John Tower
He was appointed by the Reagan/Bush Administration to chair the
bipartisan committee to investigate the Iran/Contra scandals. He
directed the Tower Report and had all the Iran Contra documents that
told the real story. He was killed in an airplane crash later in
Georgia in 1991. Also killed was his daughter, Marian.
Mohammed Zia al-huk
Dictator of Pakistan, and knew all about Iran/Contra, the training,
funding, and arming of narco-terrorists like Osama bin Laden. In August
1988, the same day George Bush got the Republican nomination, his plane
crashed into the ground with all engines running. The Pakistanis kept
the bodies around (in violation of Islamic custom) for weeks, awaiting
US experts. They showed up three weeks later and never checked the
He was supposedly murdered by Medellin cartel members, but a 6-month
investigation by Sam Dalton, attorney for three of the accused
murderers, into Mr. Seal's life and death uncovered some interesting
points. The accused's cartel connections were well known, but not their
association with Oliver North's enterprise. Mr. Seal was a drug
smuggler, up to his armpits in smuggling cocaine for the CIA. During
the penalty phase of the Columbians' trial, testimony by one government
witness on the activities of Mr. Seal was so damaging to the government
that 2 of the jurors wanted to change their verdict to "not guilty".
The personal telephone number of George H. W. Bush was found in the
trunk of Mr. Seal's car.
This former CIA director disappeared in an apparent boating accident,
and a body was later discovered (minus the life jacket Colby's friends
insisted he always wore while boating) and buried promptly. John
DeCamp, a lawyer from Lincoln, Nebraska, and Colby's close friend and
confidant, said Colby's death was not an accident. He stated that Colby
was prepared to disclose that missing P.O.W.'s were working for a dope
smuggling operation orchestrated by General Colin Powell, Pentagon
official Richard Armitage, and George H. W. Bush.
Mario Ruiz Massieu
An apparent suicide, Massieu was facing charges that he laundered money
for the cocaine cartels. A Houston, Texas jury had found that $8
million in his bank accounts was paid to him by cocaine cartels.
Kevin Ives and Don Henry
Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the
boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas Airport Drug operation.
This controversial case where initial report of death was due to
falling asleep on railroad track. Later reports claim the two had been
slain before being placed on the tracks. Many people linked to the case
died (see below) before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
THE FOLLOWING SIX PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
KEITH CONEY - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck
in July, 1988.
KEITH McMASKLE - Died, stabbed 113 times, November 1988.
GREGORY COLLINS - Died from a gunshot wound, January 1989.
JEFF RHODES - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump
in April 1989.
JAMES MILAN. Found decapitated-Coroner ruled death due to natural
JORDAN KETTLESON - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his
pickup truck in June 1990.
RICHARD WINTERS - Winters was a suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. Was
killed in set-up robbery in July 1989.
Lou Russell worked as a private detective for an agency that was
helping George H.W. Bush, then chairman of the RNC, prepare for a press
conference. It is a rumor that Lou Russell was the fabled "sixth
burglar" of Watergate, the one who got away. On May 16, 1973, "Deep
Throat" warned Bob Woodward that "Everyone's life is in danger." and
that "electronic surveillance is going on and we had better watch it.".
On May 18, Lou Russell suffered a massive heart attack that put him in
Adventist Hospital, where he recovered somewhat and stayed until June
20. Russell told his daughter that he believed he had been poisoned. On
July 2, two weeks after his release from the hospital, he had another
"heart attack" and died.
He was a friend and associate of Lou Russell. He was collecting
statements about Watergate, and was to be the focus of a press
conference. Leon suffered a "heart attack" and died, on the day before
the conference was to be held.
Hale Boggs, Nick Begich and Don Jonz
Boggs sat on the Warren Commission, which concluded that President
Kennedy was slain by a lone assassin. Later, in 1971 and '72, Boggs
said that the Warren Report was false and that J. Edgar Hoover's FBI
not only helped cover up the JFK murder but blackmailed Congress with
massive wire-tapping and spying. He named Warren Commission staff
member Arlen Specter as a major cover-up artist. Congressman Boggs'
plane disappeared on a flight to Alaska in 1972. The press, the
military, and the CIA publicly proclaimed the plane could not be
located. Investigators later said that was a lie, that the plane had
been found. On the plane were Nick Begich, a very popular Democratic
Congressman, and Don Jonz, an aide to Mr. Boggs. All were killed.
George de Mohrenschildt
A rich Russian oilman, he was described with his wife as being the two
people friendliest to Lee Harvey Oswald at the time of the
assassination of John F. Kennedy. De Mohrenschildt was the man who
moved Oswald to Dallas. In the late 1970's, shortly before the first
meeting of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, de
Mohrenschildt started seeing a new doctor in town. He quickly became
mentally unstable, at which time his wife convinced him to stop seeing
the doctor. They moved away and left a false forwarding address. On the
same day that the Committee tried to contact him about testifying, he
was found dead of a gunshot wound. In his personal address book was the
entry George H.W.Bush, and Zapata Petroleum Midland (the oil company
owned by George H.W. Bush).
Dorothy Hunt, Michelle Clark and George Collins
In December 1972, a United Airlines flight carrying Mrs. Dorothy Hunt,
CIA operative and wife of E. Howard Hunt, (CIA operative and suspect in
the Kennedy assassination) crashed. Believed to be carrying $25,000 in
"hush money", she died in this crash, along with reporter Michelle
Clark and Chicago Congressman George Collins. Charles Colson has
publicly admitted he believes Dorothy Hunt was murdered.
Jack Delaney and Ted White
These young men were killed when pilot George H. W. Bush abandoned his
plane when it was hit by enemy fire. An eyewitness to the event tells
us otherwise: Chester Mierzejewski, who was the turret gunner in
another plane, had an unobstructed view. He states that he saw a "puff
of smoke" come from Bush's plane and quickly dissipate. He states that
the plane was never on fire and that Bush never attempted a water
landing, which was standard procedure, and which would have given Mr.
Delaney and Mr. White a chance.
He was investigating Lawrence E. King, Jr., a very influential black
Republican who was also a friend of George H.W. Bush. King was director
of the Franklin Community Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska, and was
suspected of embezzling $40 million. The Nebraska Senate questioned
child prostitutes, who accused King of running a child prostitution
ring. One of these children said that she saw George H.W. Bush at one
of King's parties. On July 11, 1990, Gary Caradori was killed along
with his 6-year old son in the crash of his small plane, after a
mid-air explosion, the cause of which was never discovered. He had told
friends repeatedly in the weeks before his death that he was afraid his
plane would be sabotaged.
He was torn to bits by a car bomb on the streets of Washington DC just
before he was to testify against the Chilean dictator Pinochet. After
the bombing, CIA Director George H. W. Bush told the FBI that there had
been no Chilean involvement whatsoever. In 1991 the post-Pinochet
Chilean Supreme Court asked George H. W. Bush if he would submit to
questioning. Bush refused.
She was Letelier's assistant. She and her husband were riding in the
car with Letelier when the bomb exploded. Mr. Moffit survived. Ronni
J. Clifford Baxter
Found dead in his car, shot in the head. Mr. Baxter was vice chairman
of Enron Corp. when he resigned in May 2001. Enron was the largest
campaign contributor for George W. Bush.
Charles Dana Rice
He was the senior vice president and treasurer of El Paso Corp., an
energy corporation swept up in the recent energy scandal. Two months
after the "suicide" of Enron executive Clifford Baxter, in the midst of
questions about the accounting practices of El Paso Corp., Charles Rice
was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head.
James Daniel Watkins
His body was found on December 1, 2001 in the Pike National Forest in
Colorado, a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Watkins was a consultant for
Arthur Andersen, the accounting firm for Enron. He disappeared on
November 13 after he left work. He was described as a devoted family
man who always called home if he were going to be late.
He was the senior vice-president of Gulf Power, a subsidiary of
Southern Company, a cohort of Enron in the energy industry, and a major
contributer to the Bush agenda. According to reporter Gregory Palast, Horton knew of the company's
appalling accounting practices, and "... had no doubt about its
illegal campaign contributions to Florida politicans - he'd made the
payments himself. In April of 1989 Horton decided to come clean
with state officials, and reserved the company jet to go confront
company officials. Ten minutes after takeoff the jet exploded.
Eleven million people, Jews and other ethnic and social
minorities, were murdered by the Nazi regime. Prescott Bush, father of
George Herbert Walker Bush, did business and made money from, and for,
William S. Farish
He was one of Prescott Bush's partners in business deals with Adolf
Hitler. He was devastated by the intense grilling he received from the
Senate about his dealings with Nazis, and while Prescott Bush skated
free, Farish collapsed and died on November 29, 1942.
He was Undersecretary and Secretary of the Navy during WWII, and became
the first Secretary of Defense in 1947. On March 28, 1949, he was
forced out of office and flown on a military plane to Jupiter Island in
Florida. From there he was taken to Walter Reed Army Hospital, where he
was given insulin shock treatments. He was shielded from all visitors
except his estranged wife. On May 22, 1949, he was found hanging by his
bathrobe cord out a sixteenth-story hospital window. His death was
ruled a suicide, but results of the Army inquest were not made public.
Karla Faye Tucker
She was executed in spite of enormous protest from the public, even
those religious groups that advocate the death penalty. Even Pat
Robertson thought that Karla was truly repentant and asked George W.
Bush to spare her life. He refused. Afterward, in a Talk Magazine
interview, Bush mocked the woman whose death warrant he had sanctioned,
pursing his lips and whimpering, "Please don't kill me!"
David Wayne Spence
David Wayne Spence was executed in Texas in 1997 in spite of compelling
evidence of his innocence. Two of the State's witnesses were
co-defendants who testified to avoid the death penalty, one of whom
changed his story three times in response to discrepancies. He later
testified that police officer Truman Simons encouraged him to alter his
testimony. Two other witnesses for the State were jailhouse snitches
who recanted later and stated that they were offered favors in exchange
for testimony. All of this and more was supposedly reviewed by Governor
George W. Bush, but Bush refused to commute his sentence, and did not
order the Board of Pardons and Paroles to review his request for
Gary Graham was convicted of the robbery and murder of a white man in
1981. Nearly two weeks after the crime, the state's prime witness could
not pick Gary's picture out of a photo line-up. Mr. Graham was arrested
with a 22 caliber pistol. The victim had been killed with a 22, but the
police firearms examiner determined that Mr. Graham's gun DID NOT fire
the fatal bullet. Four witnesses said Gary Graham was with them, miles
away from the convenience store, when the murder occured. All four took
and passed polygraph tests. George W. Bush, predictably, expressed his
faith in the Texas judicial system and allowed Mr. Graham to be put to
death. Mr. Graham maintained his innocence to the end.
Lt. Colonel William Harris, Jr.
Lt. Col. William Harris was one of two commanding officers who could
not perform George W. Bush's annual evaluation covering the year from
May 1, 1972 to April 30, 1973. They stated in their filing that "Lt.
Bush has not been observed at this unit during the period of this
report." Fortunately for George W. Bush, Lt. Col. Harris is not here to
verify his 1973 statement. He's dead.
Lt. Colonel Jerry B. Killian
Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian was another of George W. Bush's commanding
officers. He cannot testify in a court of law as to George W. Bush's
dereliction of his sworn duty. Lt. Col. Killian is dead.
And finally, Ronald Wilson Reagan. He
survived an assassiantion attempt at the hand of John Hinckley, who is
the son of a close friend of George H. W. Bush. Reagan is said to have
ordered the military to guard him instead of the Secret Service in the
aftermath of the assassination attempt. Hinckley has never been tried
for the attempted murder of the President, and it is this crime which
originated the phrase "The Bushy Knoll".
Partial credit to David Blomstrom,
of the website Bush Body Count who provided significant material for "The