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

Video  -  Documentary  -  28 September 2004 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clayton Roberts ...
Himself - Director of Elections, Florida
Greg Palast ...
Himself
Jim Hightower ...
Himself - Former Agriculture Commissioner
Bill White ...
Himself - Former Fighter Pilot
Terry Johnson ...
Himself - Bush's College Room-mate
Robert Dieter ...
Himself - Bush's College Room-mate
...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Bill Burkett ...
Himself - Retired Lt. Col., Texas Air Guard
Karen Hughes ...
Herself (archive footage)
Jeb Bush ...
Himself (archive footage)
Katherine Harris ...
Herself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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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Overall good, however not as creative as F/911
20 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie borrows a great deal from F/911. It does do a nice job expanding upon the Florida voting sham/scam of the 2000 election. It's a shame these films did not receive their proper exposure prior to the 2004 election. The truth hurts, and sometimes I think Americans are guilty of avoiding the truth for the sake of convenience. Are we intellectually lazy as a society? Perhaps. Then again, maybe the "red state" values are different from the traditional "blue state".

Anyhow, the film does give a special thanks to Michael Moore at the end, and it was great entertainment overall, however no where near the gem F/911 was.


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