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originally posted by: hotintexas
a reply to: Flatfish
Remind me again what it was that stopped Bush from donating those "fees" to the veteran's charity?
He did donate his fee to the charity. Once again, easy to verify if one is interested in the truth and does a bit of research.
originally posted by: jtma508
The current topic is indefensible on Bush's part.
He shouldn't have charged an organization trying to raise money to help people HE caused to be maimed. And for what?
originally posted by: babybunnies
What made me cringe the most was when the GWB Spokesperson said "Well, maybe he'll donate it to a Veterans' Charity"?
The CNN interviewer asked exactly the right question at the right time, which is very unusual these days
"Why would he take the payment from one Veterans' charity just so that he can give it to another one?"
Bush should have returned the $100,000 immediately, but to my knowledge, hasn't responded at all to the controversy.
The big problem is, that if he returns it, he can probably claim it as a charitable donation on his next income tax return, and the American people will end up paying him the 100K anyway.
originally posted by: Flatfish
You're entitled to adorn him with your praise for as long as you want, but it won't change the fact that he is a discredit to the human race.
Yes, he put Service Members in harms way (my wife being one of them...I never had to deploy), but that doesn't mean that he lacks a heart if he gets paid to speak to them. The logic behind your reasoning is like Cheney's heart--lacking.