TAKIN’ CARE OF BIDNESS….Via Atrios comes this tantalizing question: why would Jiang Mianheng, the son of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, want to pay George Bush’s brother Neil $2 million ? plus a few other, um perks ? despite his lack of knowledge of anything related to Jiang’s business?

If your answer has anything to do with family connections, you’re nothing more than a bitter, Bush-hating cynic. Stop it.

POSTSCRIPT: Actually, this is my favorite part of the story:

[Neil] Bush said he was co-chairman of Crest Investment Corporation, but worked only an average of three to four hours a week. For that, he received $15,000 every three months.

Bush said he provided Crest “miscellaneous consulting services.”

“Such as?” asked Brown.

“Such as answering phone calls when Jamail Daniel, the other co-chairman, called and asked for advice,” Bush said.

The part about the prostitutes is pretty funny too.

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