Saturday, August 02, 2008

Bush's Bush Entourage to Beijing

Under the guise of a Personnel Announcement, the White House published the Presidential Delegation to the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Not a surprise, it's a Bush family and friends affair. The President, Mrs. Laura Bush, and Miss Barbara Bush will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, on August 8, 2008. Official members of the Presidential Delegation include:

The Honorable George H.W. Bush, former President of the United States
The Honorable and Mrs. Clark T. Randt, Jr., United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Margaret Bush

Mrs. Doro Bush Koch
Mr. and Mrs. Roland and Lois Betts-fraternity brother, friend and fundraiser
Mr. Brad Freeman-loyal friend and fundraiser

Roland Betts and Brad Freeman attended the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin as part of the Presidential delegation. That year President Bush took a number of ex-Olympic winners. Doro Bush Koch attended the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake as part of the Presidential delegation.

For the Beijing Closing Ceremony delegation, the White House issued a Statement from the Press Secretary stating members of the diplomatic entourage, far different from the list of family and friends. It came out a week before the personnel announcement. Which U.S. delegation represents "our nation's character", as promised by George W.?

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