|Columba Bush displaying her pearls|
She has been spending scads of her husband's inherited Bush dynasty cash on diamonds and pearls and hording it-- like an 1890s robber baron's kept showgirl -- or a roaring 20's gangster's moll.
After foreign jewelry buying sprees, she's also been nabbed by US Customs officials for trying to sneak the pricey baubles into the US in the bottom of her Oscar de la Renta bags.
Of course, when Columba Bush is mentioned at all by the US leftist news media, it's only as an impoverished Latina who exerts noble Roman Catholic compassion for her downtrodden Latino bretheren.
It came out in the 80's that another impoverished Latina, who married well, Phillipines First Lady, Imelda Marcos, had accumulated 7,500 pairs of expensive, designer shoes.
So is the heir-apparent to the Bush dynasty, John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, on the cusp of foisting a new Imelda Marcos onto the citizens of this Republic?
|Imelda Marcos with shoes:|
"Let them eat cake"
Here, from the Heavy.com news site are particulars on the buying sprees of our would-be RINO First Lady:
Columba Bush Has Spent Thousands of Dollars on Her Jewelry Collection:
Documents uncovered earlier this year showed that Columba Bush has an expensive taste for jewelry. In 2000, she took out a loan to spend $42,311.70 on jewelry in a single day, the Washington Post reported. The documents also show she spent more than $90,000 at the South Florida store over a 14-year period.
“Mrs. Bush bought jewelry from time to time from Mayors Jewelers over the years. Though not required to be reported, these purchases in 2000 were included as accounts payable on Governor Bush’s financial disclosure that year, and paid off the next,” Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell told the Post, adding that Jeb Bush was aware of the purchases at the time.
The documents show she spent $25,000 on platinum diamond studs and $10,500 on a Bulgari gold and diamond bracelet.
She Was Fined in 1999 for Lying to Customs About How Much She Spent on a Paris Shopping Trip:
In 1999, not long after Jeb Bush became Florida’s governor, his wife was caught lying to the U.S. Customs about how much money she spent during a trip to Paris. The St. Petersburg Times reported at the time that Columba Bush failed to declare the value of her purchases twice.
According to the Times report, Bush misled the Customs agents about her $19,000 in purchases because she didn’t want her husband to know much she spent on the five-day shopping trip. She said she spent $500.
“My wife is not a public person. She is uncomfortable with the limelight, which is why I love her,” Bush said in a public statement disclosing the incident. “I don’t want a political wife — I want someone who when I get home I can have a normal life with.”
Bush was briefly detained and she paid a $4,100 fine. Her husband said she “felt horrible” about it, and “it was a difficult weekend at our house.”
Jeb Bush met the 16 year old Columba, when he was teaching ESL down in Mexico as part of his elite Andover prep school "year abroad" program. Wonder if he was wearing a cashmere sweater back then?