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Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bush was the first child of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. Bush was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas, with his four siblings, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy. Another younger sister, Robin, died in 1953 at the age of three from leukemia.
Alberto Gonzales was born to a Catholic family in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Humble, a town outside of Houston. He was the second of eight children born to Pablo and Maria Gonzales. His father, who died in 1982, was a construction worker. According to Gonzales, no immigration documentation exists for three of his grandparents and thus they may have entered and resided in the United States illegally.
Bush and Thomas J. Devine were oil-wildcatting associates. "Their joint activities culminated in the establishment of Zapata Oil." The initial $1 million investment for Zapata was split by the Liedtkes (and their circle of investors) and by Bush's father and uncle, Prescott Bush and Herbert Walker (and his family circle of friends). Hugh Liedtke was named president, Bush was vice president; Overbey soon left. In 1954, Zapata Off-Shore Company was formed as a subsidiary, with Bush as president.
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
Originally posted by marg6043
You have made my day Anxiety
Bush & Gonzales shared a long, mutually beneficial friendship.
From the time they met, Bush & Gonzales forged close ties.
Todd J. Gillman, The Dallas Morning News
Aug. 28--WASHINGTON -- Al Gonzales was a corporate lawyer with little political experience when Texas' newly elected governor stopped by his office to size him up. They hit it off instantly, the son of migrant workers and the scion of a political dynasty.
Mr. Gonzales became counsel to the governor, and for the last dozen years, hitched his career to that of his patron. The Harvard-trained lawyer from Humble, Texas, loyally protected George W. Bush's secrets and pushed the Bush agenda through five assignments, endearing himself with utter discretion on such matters as the governor's youthful brushes with the law, and with valued legal advice on such knotty topics as death row clemency requests.
When Mr. Bush moved to the White House, Mr. Gonzales became the legal architect of some of the administration's most controversial policies -- on torture, domestic surveillance, detention of terrorism suspects -- and a central player in fights over reshaping the judiciary to the president's liking.
Originally posted by djaybeetoo
The reason I started the thread was that I saw a picture in the paper of both of them and I guess it was the eyes that made me pose the question.