Monday, December 05, 2005

Brother Why Art Thou?

Does it merely seem like many – too many – recent U.S. presidents have had wackadoo brothers?

There was Jimmy Carter’s brother, Billie, who when not cavorting with Libyan president and terrorist Moammar Qaddafi played the country bumpkin role, which included falling down drunk. (He later beat his alcoholism.)

There was Bill Clinton's brother, Roger, who has had his own drinking problems, spent a year in jail for cocaine possession and brokered presidential pardons in the waning days of his brother's second term.

Now comes George Bush's baby brother, Neil, who has been jetting around the Far East with the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, self-proclaimed messiah and Washington Times owner, promoting a . . . (I'm not making this up) $200 billion, 51-mile underwater tunnel between Alaska and Russia.

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