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The United States of Bushistan
Perhaps you remember: New Orleans had some problems with water, storms and a seemingly helpless president. When you have problems with water, you install pumps. AP now reports in in an article of Cain Burdeau, that those installed in New Orleans seems to have some problems (o state it in a friendly way). Those pumps were delivered by MWI :
The pumps are now being pulled out and overhauled because of excessive vibration, Corps officials said. Other problems have included overheated engines, broken hoses and blown gaskets, according to the documents obtained by the AP.
But this isn´t the kicker in the story, at least in my opinion it´s this information in the article::
MWI is owned by J. David Eller and his sons. Eller was once a business partner of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a venture called Bush-El that marketed MWI pumps. And Eller has donated about $128,000 to politicians, the vast majority of it to the Republican Party, since 1996, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Is the Bush Administration capable to do anything that don´t smell fishy? Apparently not.