A half dozen Bush donors and fund-raisers known as "pioneers" are among the guests on a list released late Friday by the White House. Each raised at least $100,000 for Bush's 2000 campaign, helping him take in a record $100 million for the primary.
Among the "pioneers" are also Ken Lay, who Bush denied knowing when Enron first broke. The pioneers were also at Bush's economic "summit" by invite only, mainly to provide a steady audience of yes-men for his economic policies. It isn't clear whether there were any Buddhist monks in attendance.