Wednesday, December 31, 2003


From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

Cashing in stock options before the market crashed, presidential brother Neil Bush made at least $171,370 in a single day by buying and selling shares in a small U.S. high-tech firm where he had previously been a consultant, according to tax returns that give a glimpse into his business dealings.

The July 19, 1999 purchase and quick sale of stock from Kopin Corp. of Taunton, Mass., came on a day that the company received good news about a new Asian client that sent its stock value soaring.

"My timing on this transaction was very fortunate," Bush told The Associated Press.

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Fortunate, indeed. That's waaaay better than Hillary Clinton's wacky gains in the futures market. Of course, apart from the fact that such gains are one-in-a-million out-of-the-ballpark home runs, there's nothing strange about these well connected indivuals doing so well...nothing at all...nothing...(by the way, I'm being sarcastic, here).