Chicken-hawk family traditions

While others his age serve in Iraq, a 21-year-old member of the Bush family is arrested in Austin on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest.



Tim Grieve
September 19, 2005 8:24PM (UTC)

On Saturday night in western Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. soldier on patrol. According to the Associated Press, the soldier was taken to a U.S. military hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Early Friday morning in Austin, Texas, the 21-year-old son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- and the nephew of President George W. Bush -- was arrested on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest. According to the Austin American-Statesman, John Ellis Bush was taken to the Travis County Jail, where he was released on his own recognizance.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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