Americans know by now that scandals
involving former/current presidents and their families are nothing new but
always newsworthy. The same sentiment applied to the divorce lawsuit involving
former president George Bush's brother, Neil, and his now ex-wife, Sharon.
The lawsuit raised a lot of
questions, as exemplified by Sharon's lawyer Marshall
. The first involved Neil's questionable work history. Documents
revealed that he was being paid an extremely generous salary for doing what
seems to be next-to-nothing work – work he isn't qualified for, nonetheless. "You
have absolutely no educational background in semiconductors, do you?"
Brown inquired about one job Bush claimed to have, which would pay him $2
million over the course of five years to work at a semiconductor manufacturing
company in China.
Bush responded that he did not.
In spite of the unexplainable job
offerings – of which the semiconductor industry was one of many – there are
other suspicious aspects of Bush's life during his marriage with Sharon. For
example, part of the basis of the divorce was his infidelity. It only raised
more questions for Brown and the rest of the courtroom.
"You have to admit it's a
pretty remarkable thing for a man to just go to a hotel room door and open it
and have a woman standing there and have sex with her," Brown asked, puzzled,
after Bush insisted this was the case during his many stays in Asia. He
maintains that they were not prostitutes – at least, not to his knowledge, as
he did not ask and they did not receive any payment. His only response:
"It was very unusual."
Labels: Marshall Davis Brown, Texas law