Magazine article The Nation

Crime and Punishment

Magazine article The Nation

Crime and Punishment

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Ah, the woes of distinguished citizens who seek to serve their fellows in some selfless capacity. Take Neil Bush. Here he was, a novice in financial matters, appointed in 1985 to the board of the Silverado Banking, Savings and Loan Association. This rising young man had far better things to do with his time, but if you are the son of a Vice President of the United States, you must accept the call of duty. Neil knew his access to Washington via his father-nothing improper in that, of course-would enable him better to serve his bank and his community.

But look what happened. Poor Neil was made the scapegoat of Silverado's failure and hauled before a federal judge on conflict of interest charges. Fortunately, the judge was a kindly gentleman and let Neil off with some fatherly advice to try to avoid bad company.

Now the harpies of the press are shrieking at John Sununu simply because he's sometimes an abrasive fellow. …

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