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Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 28 September 2004
Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".

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Steven Grandison

Writers:

Greg Palast (book), Greg Palast (US production written by)
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Clayton Roberts Clayton Roberts ... Himself - Director of Elections, Florida
Greg Palast Greg Palast ... Himself
Jim Hightower Jim Hightower ... Himself - Former Agriculture Commissioner
Bill White Bill White ... Himself - Former Fighter Pilot
Terry Johnson Terry Johnson ... Himself - Bush's College Room-mate
Robert Dieter Robert Dieter ... Himself - Bush's College Room-mate
Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Burkett Bill Burkett ... Himself - Retired Lt. Col., Texas Air Guard
Karen Hughes ... Herself (archive footage)
Jeb Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Katherine Harris ... Herself (archive footage)
Al Gore ... Himself (archive footage)
Willie Steen Willie Steen ... Himself - Florida Voter
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Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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28 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Bush Family Fortunes See more »

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what a tangled web they weave
21 June 2005 | by messiercatSee all my reviews

One thing this production exposes, and it does it very well, is the intricate process of government corruption. Corporate bribery, fixed elections, government policy making, wars of conquest all overlap to benefit the big players. A great way to deflect criticism is to inextricably wrap all this corruption up in a warm and fuzzy flag. Palast says right in the beginning that this isn't new, it's just that the Bushes and their cronies have taken it to a new level. Simply amazing that we as a people let them get away with it. Palast stays on topic as the viewer is guided through one machination after another, sort of an album of mob snapshots. The outside world seems only a backdrop, things and people and policies exist only to help the family agenda along. America equals Bushco©, we all live there, we just don't know it.


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