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    Bush official caught soliciting bribes

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4322684.ece


    A lobbyist with close ties to the White House is offering access to key figures in George W Bush’s administration in return for six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.

    Stephen Payne, who claims to have raised more than $1m for the president’s Republican party in recent years, said he would arrange meetings with Dick Cheney, the vice-president, Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, and other senior officials in return for a payment of $250,000 (£126,000) towards the library in Texas.

    ...the best money can buy.

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    Forum Techie A_old's Avatar
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    How is a lobbyist a bush official? Honest question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amro View Post
    How is a lobbyist a bush official? Honest question.
    Seems he's also on the US homeland security advisory council.

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    Even if he's just a lobbyist, what are the officials kowtowing to this for?

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    lol, the GW Bush library. Gonna be filled with back-issues of MAD Magazine, Cracked and used mad-lib books?


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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    Even if he's just a lobbyist, what are the officials kowtowing to this for?
    I wasn't questioning the ethical issue at hand, just the thread title. It's obviously something that shouldn't be happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amro View Post
    I wasn't questioning the ethical issue at hand, just the thread title. It's obviously something that shouldn't be happening.
    I didn't think that, Amro. I was just making a comment on the issue.

    I would agree that the header is misleading.

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