Not exactly the Lincoln Bedroom, but...
November 11, 2003 8:04 AM   Subscribe

Jenna's a bargain at $200 and a pint of peppermint schnapps The Taiwan press reports accusations that Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian allegedly paid $1,000,000 for a meeting with the President's brother Neil Bush. (via TPM)
posted by jpoulos (17 comments total)

 
(D'oh! The Jenna line was supposed to be the page title, the Lincoln bedroom line was supposed to be in the FPP.)
posted by jpoulos at 8:08 AM on November 11, 2003


Suuure it was. Is there a volume discount for both daughters? ;)

Anyway, I can predict the argument from the Bushies: this is just standard fund-raising procedure, not at all akin to the abominable and execrable practice of desecrating our country's heritage by selling access to it's important sites (i.e., the Lincoln Bedroom).

In other words, if you sell yourself, you're just a prostitute; if you sell things, you're a thief. Right?
posted by yhbc at 8:16 AM on November 11, 2003


Ah recall Billy Carter suckered some folks for a few cases of Bud this way too. Fo'shame!
posted by jfuller at 8:33 AM on November 11, 2003


Mr. Poulos, the President would like to have a word with you. Now.
posted by zaelic at 8:47 AM on November 11, 2003


Error schmerror. This has my vote for funniest fpp text of '03...
posted by mkultra at 8:51 AM on November 11, 2003


TPM is on top of it.

Of course, Bush will just furrow his brow and say something monosyllabic and cliched like: "I treat the office of the presidency with respect and honor."

Up-is-down.
posted by Mid at 9:28 AM on November 11, 2003


Oh, duh, via TPM.
posted by Mid at 9:29 AM on November 11, 2003


I love the title too. It has my vote.

Meanwhile - Neil's always been arguably the sleaziest of the whole sleazy pack 'o Bushes. First there was the collapse of Silverado Saving And Loan (federal bailout bill - 1 billion dollars) he served (I seem to recall) as director of. Lately, he's been running a tech. company which caters to Saudi Wahhabist 'educational' efforts, bringing - to the arch-conservative (or reactionary, perhaps) religious tendency which funds among other things, those Pakistani Madrasas which teach only religious material and which churn out raw material for such groups as Al Qaeda - the power of computers and the internet. Whoo hoo! Go Neil! I wouldn't at all be surprised to hear one day that he'd moved on to a new company which made it's fortunes kidnapping developing world street orphans and extracting their organs for private sale to rich first world clients.
posted by troutfishing at 9:30 AM on November 11, 2003


Pejamo's world leader and their flunkies price list for '04.
- Shake hands - $12.50
- shake hands and smile - $14.95
- share my sandwich, shake hands and wave bye-bye - $29.99
- have you over to the house, prepare tacos, watch extended "fellowship" let you crash on the couch - Package Price - $149.99

You can see, my prices are so low even the stingiest taxpayer will be satisfied, or your money back!
posted by pejamo at 10:05 AM on November 11, 2003


troutfishing: Lately, he's been running a tech. company which caters to Saudi Wahhabist 'educational' efforts...

If you're referring to Ignite Learning, I have two friends who used to work there. If ol' Neil is bringing in any money with that company, it didn't make its way to the employees. My friends got hand-written and/or late paychecks (handwritten because they didn't have money in time to do payroll via paycheck service like ADP) numerous times over the course of a year and finally most of the company got laid off.
posted by tippiedog at 10:05 AM on November 11, 2003


if you sell yourself, you're just a prostitute; if you sell things, you're a thief
So by corollary then, if you sell your family members, you're a pimp?
posted by DenOfSizer at 10:44 AM on November 11, 2003


A pint of peppermint schnapps? Gack!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:30 PM on November 11, 2003


Seriously. With Jenna's body weight and tolerance for alcohol, you're gonna need at least a quart.
posted by RylandDotNet at 1:34 PM on November 11, 2003


tippiedog - well, that explans the $1,000,000 meeting. My guess is the Neil Bush took some big startup $ loans for Ignite Learning and then ran the company into the ground.
posted by troutfishing at 1:35 PM on November 11, 2003


Jenna's a bargain at $200 and a pint of peppermint schnapps

A drunken sorority girl named Jenna Bush. She's practically a Girls Gone Wild videotape waiting to happen.
posted by jonp72 at 4:21 PM on November 11, 2003


Sheesh, ole Neil is PRESIDENTIAL material! In the lucky sperm club, failure at business......
posted by Eekacat at 6:42 PM on November 11, 2003


I thought only Moonie leaders paid that kind of money for access to the Bushies!
posted by nofundy at 8:07 AM on November 12, 2003


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