Wednesday, April 24, 2002
The Drudge Report was linking to a story in the Houston Chronicle about how a staff member's note from President Bush's time as the governor of Texas shows how he does business -- with little or no paper trail. Unlike Nixon who taped everything, it appears as though Bush (as any sane person would nowadays) prefers not to have everything written down where it can be subpoenaed by foes in Congress trolling for dirt.
But you have to read the entire story to get to the juicy center.
After Bush became president, his administration cut funding for the Ex-Im Bank by 25 percent, a major blow to corporations such as Boeing that relied heavily on the bank's loans to promote exports.
The cut was a major surprise to the U.S. corporate community that had backed his presidential bid. Bush's cut in bank funding was denounced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
So much for this Republican president practicing "cash and carry" government and being in the thrall of big business.