As if Neil Bush didn't have enough troubles, he's just become -- literally -- the poster child for the savings and loan scandal.
Dozens of posters declaring "JAIL NEIL BUSH" have mysteriously appeared this week around the nation's capital, some only a few blocks from his father's residence, the White House.
The black-and-white posters feature a photo of Neil Bush, and bear more than a passing resemblance to the old-fashioned "wanted" posters once used for murderers and bank robbers. The posters lash out at the cost of the S&L scandal, and declare that "these crimes were committed by the rich, for the rich, and they should pay."
Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, who doesn't usually discuss investigations, recently volunteered that there's no evidence linking Neil Bush directly to any criminal activity. That would seem to damper the possibility that he will be charged in connection with the failure of Denver's Silverado Banking, Savings and Loan Association, much less be convicted and jailed.
Bush was a director of Silverado during the mid-1980s, and resigned from the board shortly before it failed in 1988. Bush is alleged to have some serious conflicts of interest in the case, and faces a possible civil lawsuit by the federal government, as it seeks to recover some of the $1 billion Silverado loss.
The White House offered no comment on the Neil Bush posters yesterday.