Who Went to Dinner at the White House — and Why?

Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts – Who Went to Dinner at the White House — and Why? – washingtonpost.com

Just a selection from the list:

  • Anne Armstrong: Former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain; last year, Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington on her Texas ranch.
  • Lee Bass: Fort Worth oil billionaire, Yale alumnus, raised at least $300,000 for Bush’s two presidential campaigns.
  • Sid Bass: Fort Worth oil billionaire, Yale alumnus.
  • Katherine Boyd: California interior designer who raised at least $300,000 for Bush’s two presidential campaigns.
  • James Click: Arizona auto dealer who raised at least $300,000 for Bush’s two presidential campaigns.
  • Don Evans: One of Bush’s oldest friends, former secretary of commerce, chair of 2000 presidential campaign.
  • William Farish: Longtime Bush family friend, former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, Yale alumnus.
  • Brad Freeman: Bush pal for 30 years, chaired 2000 and 2004 inaugurations, overnight guest at the White House.
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Token Republican on “The View.”
  • Ray Hunt: Billionaire Texan oilman, serves on president’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and Halliburton’s board of directors.
  • Richard Kinder: Former president of Enron; gave $250,000 to Bush’s second inauguration.
  • Charles Moncrief: Texas oilman, raised at least $100,000 for Bush’s 2004 reelection.
  • Joseph O’Donnell: Bush pal since his days at Harvard Business School, raised at least $300,000 for Bush’s two presidential campaigns.
  • T. Boone Pickens: Dallas oil and gas billionaire, gave $2.5 million to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, $250,000 to Bush’s second inauguration.
  • Harold Simmons: Dallas billionaire, gave $3 million to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, $100,000 to Bush’s second inauguration.
  • Robert Tuttle: Current U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, pal of Bush 41 and 43, raised at least $100,000 for the president’s 2004 reelection campaign.

Get the picture?

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