Bush friends, donors enjoy good night's sleep

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Bush friends, donors enjoy good night's sleep

August 17, 2002 Posted: 1:50 PM EDT (1750 GMT)

From Suzanne Malveaux CNN Washington Bureau

CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) -- Dozens of friends, relatives and backers of President Bush have slept overnight at the White House, a practice widely criticized by Republicans when Bill Clinton occupied the Oval Office.

But administration officials told CNN there is a difference: the Bushes' guests were all close friends or family members, and not just major donors and members of the Hollywood elite.

Republicans slammed Clinton and the Democrats when it was learned that some top donors and fund-raisers, including stars like Tom Hanks and Barbara Streisand, stayed overnight at the White House, particularly in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Several of the Republican guests also were top-level donors, fund-raisers and entertainers. Administration officials didn't know if any of the guests slept in the Lincoln Bedroom.

The Bush guest list has included country singer Larry Gatlin, pro golfer Ben Crenshaw, Michigan Gov. John Engler and songwriter Kinky Friedman.

The White House has been closed to public tours since the September 11 terror attacks -- except for school, youth, military and veterans group tours arranged by a member of Congress.

The president is vacationing at his Texas ranch.

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), August 17, 2002


A HREF="http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/08/17/white.house.sleepovers /index.html">sleepovers

The following is a list of overnight guests President Bush and first lady Laura Bush have played host to since moving into the White House last year.

Bush family members:

Former President Bush and Barbara Bush

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Columba Bush and George and Jeb

Marvin and Margaret Bush and Marshall and Walker

Neil and Sharon Bush and Lauren, Pierce and Ashley

Jenna Welch

Mary Welch

Robert Welch

Craig and Dorothy Stapleton and Walker Stapleton

Hap Ellis

John Ellis

Nancy Ellis

William T. Bush and wife

Jonathan Bush and wife

Marvin Bush

Neil Bush

Scott Bush

Herbert Walker and wife

Bobby and Doro Koch and Sam and Ellie LeBlond and Robert and Gigi Koch

Other guests:

Anne Armstrong, former ambassador to Britain, and Tobin Armstrong

Andi Bernstein

Tom Bernstein and wife and Henry, Samuel and Lee Bernstein and Amy Plummer

Roland Betts and wife and Jessica and Margaret Betts

Heather Marcus Bein

Texas state Sen. Teel Bivins

Will Bivins

Ken Blasingame

Susan Block

Mary Brice

Barbara Brock

Jan Bullock

The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell and wife

Alice Carrington

Dianne Cash

Jane Clarke (spelling uncertain)

Trillon Clarke

Kate Clark

Ben Crenshaw and wife

Lee Cullum

Tiffany Gauthier Divis and Paul Divis

Anne DeBois

Michigan Gov. John Engler and Michelle Engler

Don Etra and wife and Harry, Dorothy, Anna and Jonathan Etra

Former Texas state Sen. Ray Farabee and wife

Suzy Fields

Chandler Ford

Carolyn Franklin

Debbie Francis

Brad Freeman

Kinky Friedman

Billy Gammon and wife

Regan Gammon

Tony Garza

Larry Gatlin and wife

Adelaida Gonzalez

Albert Hausser and wife

Janet Heyne

Arizona Gov. Jane Hull

Katherine Idsal

Sydney Kilgore

Texas House Speaker Pete Laney and Nelda Laney

Sara Lea

Richard and Jane Levin

June McGuire

Karen McClure

Mark McKinnon and wife and family

Richard Manoogian and wife

Muggsie Mallory

Donald Margo and wife

Susan Montgomery

Johnny Morris

Lynn Munn

Tom Zenner and wife

Jennifer Myers

Janet Neath

Bill Nelson and wife

Charlie and Keith Nelson

Joe O'Donnell

Joe O'Neill and wife

Deanna Ortiz

Betty Osborne

New York Gov. George Pataki and Libby Pataki

Marge Petty

James Powell

Tom Perini and wife

Ashley Rankin

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and Michele Ridge and family

Susan Ritchey

Tamara Rogers

Deedie Rose

Gov. John Rowland and Patricia Rowland

Penny Royall

Scott Sayers and wife

Tom Schieffer, ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Susanne Schieffer

Jan Schneider

Cathy Schoellkopf

Mary Gay Shipley

Texas state Sen. David Sibley and wife

Eric Steinfeldt and wife

Salle Stemmons

Emily Summers

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and Hope Taft

Kimberly Teague

Margot Thomas

Clara Walmsley

Mike Weiss and wife

Peggy Weiss

Pam Willeford

Jean Works

Dr. Charlie Younger and wife

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), August 17, 2002.

Roland Betts and wife and Jessica and Margaret Betts


You were invited to a sleepover at the White House and didn't share that fact with us?

I always knew that you were too good for this crowd.

-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), August 17, 2002.

Brought to you by the indefatigable Cherri, anonymously toiling, ever-toiling to expose the Bush criminal conspiracy.

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