Friday, February 29, 2008

Neil Bush Hangs Out with the Moonies in Paraquay

From the EFE wire service:
Asuncion, Feb 28 (EFE).- Neil Bush, the younger brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, and a delegation from the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Family Federation for World Peace and Unification met Thursday with Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte.
Neil Bush also toured with Moon a couple years ago promoting Moon's proposed $200 billion "Peace King Tunnel" project. The President's younger brother also attended Unification functions late last year.

Mark Crispin Miller has a lot more on Moon and the dysfunctional Bush family. Quick aside: I'm reading John Gorenfeld's new book Bad Moon Rising and I find it simultaneously shocking and hilarious how Moon contemptuously views former president George H. W. Bush, his supposed friend, behind his back. Also, on pp. 50-51, Gorenfeld relates an uncomfortable incident in which Moon offers the elder Bush "Holy Wine." For more details, get the book.


Kenneth Gordon Neufeld said...

What is he, an honorary Moonie? No doubt he receives good perks for hanging around with Moon's crowd. Their ultimate goal is to persuade President Bush to pardon Moon for his 1983 tax conviction. Whether Neil can get W to do this is debatable. He may be just in it for the perks.

Anonymous said...

More on Neils' first trip with Moon here.