Taking time out from their busy schedule of pardoning moonshiners and just generally destroying America, the White House has dispatched the Solicitor General of the United States to put the power and prestige of the nation alongside a distingusihed citizen who has been egregiously wronged by an out-of-control federal judiciary: former Playboy Playmate and current substance abuse expert Anna Nicole Smith.
This AP article tries to understand the reasons for the administration's intervention:
She is trying to collect millions of dollars from the estate of J. Howard Marshall II, the oil tycoon she married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was a 26-year-old topless dancer in Houston. Marshall died in 1995.Am I the only one who thinks the president's horndog brother Neil Bush had a hand in this? (And I say "a hand." The other one was doubtlessly busy.)
Like Marshall, President Bush was a Texas oil man. Both attended Yale. Both held government positions in Washington.
There are differences. Marshall had a penchant for strippers, and the court record before the justices is one of poverty, greed, sex and family rivalry.