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Bush Brother's Divorce Produces Some Startling Disclosures
Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2004 | Pam Easton

Posted on 01/26/2004 11:25:39 AM PST by Pharmboy

HOUSTON (AP) - In the annals of embarrassing presidential relatives, Neil Bush is no Billy Carter or Roger Clinton. But his messy divorce has produced some eye-opening disclosures. Among them: He had sex with women who showed up uninvited at his hotel rooms in Asia; he had an affair and may have fathered a child out of wedlock; and he stands to make millions from businesses in which he has little expertise - including a computer-chip company managed in part by the son of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin.

It seems certain opportunities tend to present themselves when your name is Neil Bush.

For his part, Bush defended the fees he has received for consulting jobs. But he gave little insight into whether the women who offered him sex in Hong Kong and Taiwan were perhaps paid by mysterious benefactors.

In a deposition taken last March and reviewed by The Associated Press, Bush told the attorney for his wife of 23 years, Sharon, that the women did not ask him for money and he did not pay them anything.

Asked how he knew what to do when he opened his door and saw a woman standing there, the 48-year-old Bush replied: "Whatever happened, happened."

"It's a pretty remarkable thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her," said the attorney, Marshall Davis Brown.

"It was very unusual," Bush replied.

Sharon Bush also accused Neil of fathering a child with the woman he now plans to marry. The woman's ex-husband has filed a defamation lawsuit, and DNA testing has been requested.

The titillating details have made barely a splash in Texas, where loyalty to the president runs deep. University of Texas government professor Bruce Buchanan said he doubts Neil Bush's shenanigans will become political fodder in the 2004 election.

"There are lots of examples of presidents with troubled siblings and it never seemed to have that much of an impact," he said.

Jimmy Carter's beer-swilling brother, Billy, wrote a book called "Redneck Power" and accepted money from the government of Libya. Bill Clinton's half-brother, Roger, was jailed for a year for dealing cocaine. Richard Nixon's kid brother Donald took $205,000 from Howard Hughes in the hopes of opening a fast-food chain selling Nixonburgers.

It is not the first time Neil Bush has caused his family some trouble. At the end of his father's presidency, Neil was among a group of defendants who agreed to pay $49.5 million to settle a negligence lawsuit over the $1 billion collapse of the savings and loan he directed in Colorado.

Bush denied wrongdoing and was not charged in the grand jury investigation, but the U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision found Bush's conduct "involved significant conflicts of interest and constituted multiple breaches" of his fiduciary duties.

Bush has gone on to reap profits from other ventures. In the deposition, he said he hoped to receive an estimated $2 million for acting as a consultant to Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., co-founded by Jiang Zemin's eldest son.

"Now, you have absolutely no educational background in semiconductors, do you Mr. Bush?" Brown asked.

"That's correct," said Bush, who holds an MBA from Tulane University.

Bush recently told the AP he has "not received one penny of compensation" from Grace Semiconductor because he never did the consulting. He did not respond to a request for comment on his divorce proceedings.

Bush has focused most of his energy on Ignite Inc., an Austin-based educational software startup. So far, he has raised $23 million from investors, including Winston Wong, the other founder of Grace Semiconductor.

"Let's face the reality," Bush told the AP in 2002. "I probably have access to people who probably wouldn't meet with a development-stage company, but I feel I'm held to a higher standard."

Bush's tax returns, obtained by the AP, showed $357,000 in income from Ignite and at least $798,218 from three transactions involving the stock of Kopin Corp., a small U.S. high-tech company where he had previously been a consultant.

There is no evidence he has tried to enlist help from the president for any of his ventures. Bush spokesman Taylor Gross said the White House had no comment.

Still, said Rice University political science professor Bob Stein, "there is a family pattern here where the Bush sons - Jeb, Neil and George - have benefited tremendously by their connections through their father."

Currying favor with a relative of the president can "start to smell bad," said Steven Weiss, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks money in politics.

Rex John, who has known Neil Bush since his Denver days, said he has never known Neil Bush to use his family connections to obtain business opportunities.

"I'm sure it has opened many doors for him, but it wasn't Neil out there trying to get them open," John said. "Neil would never do anything like that. That's not his style."

After Neil Bush severed his 23-year marriage to Sharon in May, he proposed last month in France to Maria Andrews, a former volunteer for former first lady Barbara Bush.

Sharon Bush's lawyer in the defamation case, David Berg, allowed the AP to review the deposition but said he did not have a copy of Sharon Bush's testimony. He would not make her available for an interview.

Sharon Bush, 51, alleged her ex-husband could have fathered Andrews' 3-year-old son. That prompted Andrews' former husband to file a defamation lawsuit against Sharon Bush. Neil Bush submitted a tissue sample for analysis.

In the meantime, he has been ordered to pay $1,500 a month in child support for two of his children, Pierce, 17 and Ashley, 14. The couple's oldest child, Lauren, is 19.



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To: sauropod
It's a bitter subject for a lot of people. Of course there are two sides to ever story, there really are deadbeat dads out there, not all of them were created by bad judges giving stupid payoffs.

IMHO they used the wrong solution to a legit problem. The big problem was that ex-spouses had no real method to persue a deadbeat, if they'd just declared child support to be a bill like any other and persuable thorugh similar means (ie collection agencies just like the electric company) that would have fixed the situation. Instead they came up with this whole central pay system that's just psychotic.

See I'm on the other side, my dad decided $125 a month was too much even though he was pulling down about 80K/ year and we learned just exactly what could be done about it under the old system (not a damn thing). So I'm bitter about the legitimate problem that they "solved" through the worst means possible.
101 posted on 01/26/2004 2:29:38 PM PST by discostu (are you in the pocket of the moment)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
I've never stayed in a first-class Asian hotel; I don't know what they do there.

Depending on where you are in Asia, it is entirely plausible. They do things differently over there...

102 posted on 01/26/2004 2:31:34 PM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
It's a pretty remarkable thing for a man just to go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her

I find the standing part hard to believe.

103 posted on 01/26/2004 2:35:25 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: bert; ForGod'sSake
By simply reading the byline & before opening this thread, I just knew this chunk of flem had been hacked up by the smear arists working The Associated Press.
The AP sewer's become rediculously predictable, boyz.

*Truth*.

...I swear on a stack of bibles.

104 posted on 01/26/2004 2:37:25 PM PST by Landru (Tagline Schmagline...)
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To: discostu
I DO understand.

Peace.

105 posted on 01/26/2004 2:37:44 PM PST by sauropod (What happens at CPAC stays at CPAC)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
You may wish to rephrase that.
106 posted on 01/26/2004 2:39:44 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: sauropod
As do I. Some guys get totally bent over by the system. Unfortunately it's starting to cause people to deny the legitimacy of the original problem, which makes for a lot of the uglier discussions on the subject. Major changes are needed.
107 posted on 01/26/2004 2:41:43 PM PST by discostu (are you in the pocket of the moment)
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To: George W. Bush
Uh-oh, someone's been gossipping about me again.

Your secret is safe with me.You know where to send the suitcase full of non sequencial hundreds, right?

108 posted on 01/26/2004 2:41:58 PM PST by gatorbait (Yesterday, today and tomorrow......The United States Army)
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To: Richard Kimball
They left out Sam Houston Johnson, Lyndon Johnson's brother. LBJ kept him out of sight at the Alamo Hotel in Austin.

My sister told me she used to see Sam lounging in his underwear on the windowsill of his room, swiging bourbon. He was quite a character.

109 posted on 01/26/2004 2:43:13 PM PST by lavrenti (I'm not bad...just misunderstood.)
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To: Motherbear
YOu think $1,500 a month is a lot for two kids when the man makes this much money?

The cost of raising kids is invariant of the father's income. A person who makes a million dollars a year should pay no more child support than one who makes $50k a year. No child is owed a lavish upbringing whether wealthy parents are married or not, and the presumption of such is a rather sick and immoral perspective. You might as well force married people to spend a specific amount of money on their children as a function of income -- it is the exact same thing.

110 posted on 01/26/2004 2:46:01 PM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: Devil_Anse
Bill Blythe does look like his son.

It will always be a matter of speculation "who" fathered Billy Blythe, but it's likely it was that travelin' salesman.

The Clinton/Blythe crew is so dysfunctional. You should hear the stories about the step-sister (Clinton's stepdads daughter from another marriage).
111 posted on 01/26/2004 2:52:29 PM PST by lavrenti (I'm not bad...just misunderstood.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I find the standing part hard to believe.

Woman + wearing high heels + wall = ?

112 posted on 01/26/2004 2:55:02 PM PST by lavrenti (I'm not bad...just misunderstood.)
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To: Larry Lucido
I have never read or heard about any of Reagan's children getting a finacial benefit/windfall or a cushy job for being related to the President. I sure could be wrong but I would like some documentation.

Bratty,goofy? That's another story.

113 posted on 01/26/2004 2:55:18 PM PST by saradippity
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To: Pharmboy
Niel is a sack of dirt. I'm sure GWB loves him, it just must be a challenge sometimes.
114 posted on 01/26/2004 2:58:44 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Texas; more churches than any other state in the US!)
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To: PAR35
Yes,Barbara spoke at the Rep.convention in support of her husband. She made it clear that family values were important and then clarified that there were "different" kinds of families.That in addition to her "pro-choice" position convinced me that it was the same old game.

I figured if her husband could not convince his own wife of the error of her position,he was not very effective or convinced of the truth of his position.

115 posted on 01/26/2004 3:06:19 PM PST by saradippity
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To: lavrenti
Do you happen to remember how the Rapist's two older half-siblings were suddenly in the news? The two of them had different mothers. I found the story interesting.

There they were, being interviewed, and now there seems to be no trace of anything to show that they were ever there. I mean, I think I tried to do an internet search on them... found nothing, or almost nothing.
116 posted on 01/26/2004 3:17:52 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: George W. Bush
Charles Keating went before the House Committee on savings and loan matters. He testifired,and it is in the Congessiional Record,that insuring Savings and Loans losses would create a mess and bankrupt the government. After it became clear that they were going to go ahead,he too opened a Savings and Loan. But you don't mess with government and they went after him fiercely.He ended up in jail.

He did not have a personality that was everyone's cup of tea but he was probably the least of the criminals,and I seriously doubr that he was a criminal,that made a fortune in that fiasco. He also had the audacity to fund a committee dedicated to stop pornography,I believe that was the main reason that they went after him.

117 posted on 01/26/2004 3:22:16 PM PST by saradippity
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To: discostu
Lauren the 19 year old doesn't get the support. It is probably because she is attending college on a government grant based on her mother's income.Lots of people do that,leave the wife with assets which are not considered income,nor is child support and have the kid go for a government grant. Known quite a few wealthy people who did that.

I am just speculating. It may not be true in this case but it does happen.

118 posted on 01/26/2004 3:33:38 PM PST by saradippity
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To: sauropod
And the Child Support Shakedown continues...

He's getting off easy. I make 50k and pay $807 a month for one child.

119 posted on 01/26/2004 3:33:48 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Rick Nash will score 50 goals this season...)
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To: discostu
Many of these support problems were the result of the "No Fault Divorce" legislation. Dumbest thing that ever happened on the "domestic" court scene. More of the do whatever you want,there are no consequences for perpetrators,mentality.
120 posted on 01/26/2004 3:41:21 PM PST by saradippity
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To: Devil_Anse
I remember Rush had a field day on his old TV show about the first one who came forward (I think that was the guy from Missouri? Kansas? can't recall).

It was a late 92/early 93 story and likely wouldn't be found unless one does a NEXIS search. The stepsister story came and went, too. That one is a doozy.

Considering what unfolded later during those eight years, I'd make the obvious assumptions as to where their stories wound up.

Give me a minute, let me do a keyword search...
121 posted on 01/26/2004 3:47:34 PM PST by lavrenti (I'm not bad...just misunderstood.)
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To: PersonalLiberties
What are you trying to imply about Jeb and his offspring? That he or they are illegitimate?

He looks like his sister, Dorothy, who looks like a younger Barbara.

His wife is Mexican, so obviously his kids favor her. Got a problem with that?
122 posted on 01/26/2004 3:53:09 PM PST by GatorGirl
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To: theDentist
Shortly after Clinton was sworn in (or is it sworn at?), he had a bunch of people suddenly step forward to declare they were step-brothers and step-sisters, proud progeny of his alleged loosely-zippered father

Clinton's mother went to her grave without ever revealing the true identity of his actual, biological father.

123 posted on 01/26/2004 3:56:49 PM PST by Castlebar (former Florida military absentee voter)
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To: theDentist
Shortly after Clinton was sworn in (or is it sworn at?), he had a bunch of people suddenly step forward to declare they were step-brothers and step-sisters, proud progeny of his alleged loosely-zippered father

Clinton's mother went to her grave without ever revealing the true identity of his actual, biological father.

124 posted on 01/26/2004 3:56:56 PM PST by Castlebar (former Florida military absentee voter)
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To: GatorGirl
His wife is Mexican, so obviously his kids favor her. Got a problem with that?

I'm pretty sure that she is actually Columbian.

125 posted on 01/26/2004 3:58:25 PM PST by Castlebar (former Florida military absentee voter)
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To: Pharmboy
"In the meantime, he has been ordered to pay $1,500 a month in child support for two of his children, Pierce, 17 and Ashley, 14. The couple's oldest child, Lauren, is 19."

If I was a betting woman, I'd bet Neil Bush didn't have to be ordered to take care of his kids, and I'd bet he would help the 19 yr. old if she needed it, even if he wasn't ordered to do it.

126 posted on 01/26/2004 4:03:02 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Castlebar
Nope, she's definitely from Mexico.

But her NAME is Columba, so that's probably why you're confused.
127 posted on 01/26/2004 4:06:39 PM PST by GatorGirl
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Thank you. I love all the black sheep in my family!
128 posted on 01/26/2004 4:07:06 PM PST by BoozeHag
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To: GatorGirl
Thank you for politely straightening me out.
129 posted on 01/26/2004 4:14:43 PM PST by Castlebar (former Florida military absentee voter)
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To: Castlebar
No problem, she's my state's First Lady and I recently read a lovely tale on how she and Jeb met in Mexico when they were both teenagers in Faith & Family magazine.

I try not to flame first and ask questions later!!
Have a lovely evening....GG
130 posted on 01/26/2004 4:28:05 PM PST by GatorGirl
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To: Pharmboy
And no weird stuff with cigars...
131 posted on 01/26/2004 4:37:35 PM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
From what I have always heard, providing a woman/call girl/hooker to top execs and others is not uncommon when you want to keep someone happy or cinch a deal. I am not surprised at this at all.
132 posted on 01/26/2004 4:38:31 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: saradippity
So you think Good Morning America hired Ron Reagan back in the eighties because they would have hired him anyway if he'd walked in off the street?

Um, not likely...in fact, no way.
133 posted on 01/26/2004 4:39:41 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: saradippity
And nobody would have paid for Patty's memoirs except of who her father was...
134 posted on 01/26/2004 4:40:33 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: Pharmboy
"Still, said Rice University political science professor Bob Stein, "there is a family pattern here where the Bush sons - Jeb, Neil and George - have benefited tremendously by their connections through their father."

This is the part of the article that pisses me off the most. The only "dynasty" the press and the libs want is a demoncrat one. As if the kennedy's never had a "father" and other relatives who helped pave their way; as if the kennedy name means nothing; and as if JFK had nothing to do with Robert Kennedy getting a job in his administration. No, I guess when it comes to dems, nepotism and connections don't ever apply. BS!

135 posted on 01/26/2004 4:45:14 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: cyncooper
except of = except for
136 posted on 01/26/2004 4:48:29 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: saradippity
And Michael Reagan's radio gig...the door was opened for him due to name recognition and connections...
137 posted on 01/26/2004 4:53:45 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: Pharmboy
Neil sounds like my second oldest sister. Nothing but trouble.
138 posted on 01/26/2004 4:58:37 PM PST by rdb3 (If Jesse Jack$on and I meet, face to face, it's gonna be a misunderstanding...)
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To: Pharmboy
It seems that in every Presidential family there is always one sibling who is a total embarrassment to the rest of the family members. I well remember the embarrasing brother in the 90's and how he just couldn't stay off of the front page with escapade after escapade. But I must say, after all the embarrassment and scorn, all the terrible publicity, I thought Roger Clinton was magmanimous in his forgiveness of his hughly embarrassing brother William Jefferson!!!
139 posted on 01/26/2004 4:58:42 PM PST by Thom Pain
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To: cyncooper
Can you give any of the particulars. e.g.What was he hired to do?Did he do it?Was he good?Did he sign a contract? How long was it supposed to last?How long did it last?How much was he paid?
140 posted on 01/26/2004 5:06:06 PM PST by saradippity
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To: saradippity
Can you give any of the particulars. e.g.What was he hired to do?Did he do it?Was he good?Did he sign a contract? How long was it supposed to last?How long did it last?How much was he paid?

He was a correspondent for GMA giving reports. What difference do the particulars make?

You said the Reagan kids didn't get doors opened for them due to who their father was. They most certainly did.

I'm not putting it down. Just pointing it out.

141 posted on 01/26/2004 5:11:35 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
I have never seen a family villified more than the Kennedy's. Whether it was merited or not is beside the point,they were and are villified.

Aside from some forums that are dedicated to religion,FR is the only chat room I watch and to which I contribute.I have never seen anything,positive or negative on the religious forums about the family.

Every political discussion that even tangentially touches on the Kennedy's here evokes a spate of responses full of vitriol,scorn and sarcasm.

I have come to wonder if many posters are conservative or just anti anything that does not agree with their preconceived notions of what is/was or should be.

If someone could link me with material that supports the contention of most on this forum;that is,the Kennedy's are held up as national icons,heroes and are coddled and spared rough treatment by the media and the public,I would appreciate it.

Likewise anything on FR that gives them the benefit of the doubt.In case I'm not clear,I am talking about responses to articles,not the articles themselves,unless they are total puff pieces,which few are but if they are I am happy to look at those too. Thanks.

143 posted on 01/26/2004 5:36:36 PM PST by saradippity
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
Can't disagree with you. According to many, this was the real story behind watergate. Apparently the dems esp. Larry O'Brien were supplying hookers to their heavy hitters. Also apparently, John Dean's wife, Mo Dean, was part of this scheme. Apparently the watergate break-in was an attempt to retrieve some sort of list of either call-girls, clients, or both. Please someone add or correct any details I have left out or gotten wrong.
144 posted on 01/26/2004 5:45:22 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: saradippity
Whether it was merited or not is beside the point,they were and are villified.

Ahhhh, but whether it is merited or not is precisely the point.
145 posted on 01/26/2004 5:47:25 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Motherbear
Fifteen hundred dollars is NOT lavish compared to a million dollars.

I never said $1500 was lavish (though it does seem roughly appropriate), but the concept of "fair and equitable support" should not be a function of a person's income, except perhaps if a person's income is too low. His income should be immaterial as long as he has "enough". The child support payment of someone making $1M should be identical to that of someone making $75k, not more and not less. It is a pernicious kind of socialism that asserts that a child effectively owns a percentage of their parent's assets, and is fraught with moral hazards. Yet I see many people advocating this as though it is "right" or a good idea.

At this point, it is no longer about the "needs" of a child, as a children have roughly the same needs on average regardless of the income of their parents. One can make a similar argument about alimony. It is blatantly obvious in many of these cases that the nominal stated reason for the specifics of the judgment are a load of crap; the details of the action speak far louder than the nominal pronouncements regarding the theoretical justifications.

Are you that poor, or hate your ex and kids that much?

Huh? I've never been in the position of ever needing to pay child support, alimony, or any other similar obligation. Financially I've been all over the map, though dirt poor for three-fourths of my life. This isn't personal for me at all; I'm merely pointing out that many of the presumptions about support obligations I see come up in these discussions are patently absurd and arguably immoral.

146 posted on 01/26/2004 5:56:24 PM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Regards THIS thread and my contentions,whether it was merited or not IS beside the point.

My point is that from my observations Freepers seem rabidly anti Kennedy,and I think it redirects the discussions and takes focus off of the facts in the articles and leads the discussion away from the issues posed by the article.

I do think comparing Clinton's brother and brothers-in-law is more related.

147 posted on 01/26/2004 6:06:42 PM PST by saradippity
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To: saradippity
Are you saying that you think the lamestream media treats dems and others the same? I am equating the lamestream media's more favorable treatment of the kennedys and all dems. Are you inferring that the lamestream media "coddles" ANY Republican or Conservative just as they do most ANY dem as they have done with EVERY Kennedy all along? Because the kennedys and all dems are certainly coddled. I am talking about the news media, not the gossip expose type shows or cheap works of non-fiction.

The fact that teddy wasn't run out of office is proof alone that he was "coddled." Trent Lott was run out of office on far less and so were other non-dems. Not only was Lott not coddled, he was unfairly villified. Afterall, we still have a former kkk member -- a demoncrat -- still in the Senate. My point is the Republicans and Conservatives are not given passes like the kennedys and all dems.

I do not mean this to be rude, but -- as far as your requesting proof -- sorry, a few posts cannot educate anyone in the same way a lifetime of even casual observation would.

By the way, did you watch the State of the Union? Did you admire and approve of how teddy acted? Quite becoming for a statesman, no? If ANY non-dem or non-kennedy had pulled that childish and rude behavior, well it would have been on every leading newscast....

148 posted on 01/26/2004 6:31:07 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: saradippity
In this particluar case, for this thread, it is related. Comparing the kennedy clan, that is. The professor quoted in the article behind this thread talked about the bushes and their connections. Well, what dem family has had and used and enjoyed connections way before the Bush brothers did? So I beg to differ with your observation.
149 posted on 01/26/2004 6:36:37 PM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: sauropod
And the Child Support Shakedown continues...

Oh please. He made over a million dollars in shady penny stocks and fishy "consulting" jobs, and he can't provide $750 per month for each child who bears his name? Give me a f**king break.

Yes, there are injustices in the family-court world, like the guys who have to pay child support even when DNA proves it's not their kid, but this is not one of them.

-ccm

150 posted on 01/26/2004 6:50:20 PM PST by ccmay
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