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Clinton Crusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-04 03:27 PM
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We have to flood the media re: Project P.U.L.L.
No one is mentioning it or no one knows about it. Thy're very much onto the AWOL story, it's been on most of the day on MSNBC and CNN, but not one story even touches the Project PULL/'community service' thing.

These are some links:
http://www.davidicke.com/icke/articles/fortsonprint.htm...
http://www.hermes-press.com/dishonorable.htm

If anyone has any other links/stories/scans, anything, we have to send it to the media while their interest is still high on this story.

Remember that whole thing that was going on with shredded documents from his Guard records??

Next Hatfield called George W.'s presidential campaign spokesman, Scott McClellan, who had previously refused to comment on the original allegations in Salon about the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center. Hatfield asked him about Bush's involvement in Project P.U.L.L. in 1972 as a condition of having his cocaine possession charge purged. Hatfield reports what followed in his book:

"There was a moment of electric silence, and then McClellan muttered an almost inaudible "Oh shit", and after hesitating for a moment, finally said, "No comment".


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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-04 03:34 PM
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1. Plug this into the Alabama-Texas AWOL timeline...
From http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/campaigns...

By the end of 1972, Bush's father was mulling over a new job offer from Nixon to be chairman of the Republican National Committee. With his parents back in Washington, Bush went to stay with them for the holidays and was involved in one of the most notorious incidents of his "nomadic" years. He took his 16-year-old brother Marvin out drinking, ran over a neighbor's garbage cans on the way home, and when his father confronted him, challenged him to go "mano a mano" outside.

There was no fight, and Bush was apparently able to mollify his father with the news that he had been accepted for the following fall at Harvard Business School. But with nothing to do until then, his father decided it was time to give this restless young man some broader exposure to real life.

Shortly after Christmas, Bush began working as a counselor with black youngsters in Houston's Third Ward in a program called PULL (Professionals United for Leadership) for Youth. The brainchild of the late John L. White, a former professional football player and civic leader, it was set up for kids up to 17 in a warehouse on McGowen Street and it offered sports, crafts, field trips and big-name mentors from the athletic, entertainment and business worlds.

Bush and his brother Marvin, who tagged along for the summer weeks, were the only whites in the place. "They stood out like a sore thumb," said Muriel Simmons Henderson, who was one of PULL's senior counselors. "John White was a good friend of their father. He told us that the father wanted George W. to see the other side of life. He asked John if he would put him in there."

By the way, this series of articles has loads of other interesting info,too.

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Heath.Hunnicutt Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-04 03:53 PM
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2. What is the name of the 1995 cover-up lawyer in Dallas??
According to the above articles, in 1995 there was an effort to cover up George's arrest record. Supposedly, the papers related to his 1972 cocaine bust still reside in the office of his Dallas attorney.

Who is this Dallas attorney?

It looks like Harriet Miers was working with his campaign in 1995. Note that his administration just gave her a big position in government as of this recent June 27th.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-04 07:27 PM
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4. I know it was Gonzales (now with Chimpy in the WH) who represented...
...him when, as governor, he was tagged for jury duty on a DUI case.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-04 03:55 PM
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3. Don't send the media a David Ickes link.....
Edited on Thu Sep-09-04 04:10 PM by rinsd
Send them a DU thread. We have a substantially better rep than a guy who thinks lizards run the planet.

Edit: atrocious spelling
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 02:39 PM
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5. Glad you started this thread!
Edited on Fri Sep-10-04 02:42 PM by Old and In the Way
I posted this last night (before I saw you were going to start this today). :-)

Mary Pat posted a most interesting "official" WP biography of GWB here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

But is this the real one? I'm thinking we are getting close to the truth when the corporate media creates a mighty large distraction over the veracity of paper in a personnel file.

Why did George stop flying? Was it his decision to make?

Did you know that George was flying around Florida and Central America in '71, with a friend of Poppy's who worked at Zapata Offshore, looking for tropical plants?

Here's an excerpt of the WP's version of George's curious autobiography:


That fall, as his father raced Bentsen for the Senate seat, both Bush and Ensenat, who had already entered law school at the University of Houston, applied for admission to the University of Texas law school. Both were rejected, though Ensenat later became a lawyer. Then, after losing to Bentsen, Bush's father was named ambassador to the United Nations by President Nixon. The Bushes moved to New York, leaving their eldest son to rely on his family's old school and corporate ties to find a job.

Bush called Robert H. Gow, a Yale man who had roomed with the senior Bush's cousin Ray in college and who had been an executive at the senior Bush's Zapata Off-Shore Co. In 1969, Gow left Zapata and started Stratford of Texas, a Houston-based agricultural company with diverse interests: from cattle to chickens to indoor, non-blooming tropical plants.

"We weren't looking for someone, but I thought this would be a talented guy we should hire, and he was available," Gow said. In early 1971, Gow gave Bush a job as a management trainee. He was required to wear a coat and tie and dispatched around the country and even to Central America, looking for plant nurseries that Stratford might acquire. The newly buttoned-down businessman also moved into a garage apartment that he shared with Ensenat off Houston's North Boulevard, an old 1920s neighborhood close to downtown.

"We traveled to all kinds of peculiar places, like Apopka, Florida, which was named the foliage capital of the world," said Peter C. Knudtzon, another Zapata alumnus who was Stratford's executive vice president and Bush's immediate boss.

Once or twice a month, Bush would announce that he had flight duty and off he would go, sometimes taking his F-102 from Houston to Orlando and back. "It was really quite amazing," Knudtzon said. "Here was this young guy making acquisitions of tropical plants and then up and leaving to fly fighter planes."

Bush learned the ropes quickly, putting in long hours, and fitting in smoothly but this wasn't the place for the impatient young man. He would later refer to his time at Stratford as a dull coat-and-tie job. Within weeks he was talking to Gow and Knudtzon about his future, questioning, searching but never coming to any firm conclusion. His bosses recall today that he was weighing whether he should pursue public service or stick it out in the business arena to build some security.

Bush stayed at Stratford only about nine months, and by fall 1971 he was flirting albeit very briefly with running for the state legislature. The Houston Post reported the possibility in a story that misnamed him "George Bush Jr."

In the late spring of 1972, Bush was again looking, when he joined another political campaign. This time he helped longtime family friend Jimmy Allison work in Alabama on the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Winton M. "Red" Blount against longtime Democratic incumbent John J. Sparkman. Bush moved to Alabama and worked until November as political director for Blount, who lost by a wide margin.


Shortly after Christmas {1972}, Bush began working as a counselor with black youngsters in Houston's Third Ward in a program called PULL (Professionals United for Leadership) for Youth. The brainchild of the late John L. White, a former professional football player and civic leader, it was set up for kids up to 17 in a warehouse on McGowen Street and it offered sports, crafts, field trips and big-name mentors from the athletic, entertainment and business worlds.

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I recall hearing that Bush got busted for coke (kilo volumes) at some airport in Florida? Does anyone know when it was alledged to have occurred?

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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 04:59 PM
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