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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:29 PM

74. Transparency in elections - more can be done

I happened to watch Rachel Maddow's show last night as she was going through the various charges
filed against Michael Cohen, and several times I found myself asking: Why wasn't Jeb Bush charged with that?

Michael Cohen collected $4 million dollars as a consultant in one count, which the government complained
he wasn't really doing any consulting work worth $4 million to various companies.

How in the world can Jeb Bush ever justify his $14 million in consulting fees that he collected from Lehman Brothers right before it collapsed? Even a Fox News Business reporter wrote an article questioning the basis for that fee.

All I am saying is this: in my opinion, we need A LOT more transparency in our own elections.

As a voter, I would like to know A LOT more about candidates before I cast my vote.

To me, that may be an opinion shared by many.

Perhaps one way to begin is to require anyone who claims a college degree and who wants to
run for office to publicly disclose his or her college transcript (grades can be redacted) the very first time
the person runs for office.

Because it is my opinion Jeb Bush doesn't even have a college transcript at this point (I think his father had it destroyed, but that is just my opinion). But he will tout his alleged academic genius via the media if he runs again.
The NY Times will publish more articles of him photographed in front of books and tell us how much he reads.

It is not enough what propaganda is created by the media. One has to understand the character of a person.
$14 million in consulting fees from a company that then went belly-up is a story never investigated. Michael Cohen's $4 million has been investigated. So should Jeb Bush's $14 million is my opinion.


And as to another presidential run by Jeb Bush? I would say: No thanks!

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