I Worried About the Impact on Dad

Neil Bush defends his role in the Silverado collapse

Q. Why did you join the Silverado board?

A. I was looking to further establish my roots in this town. I was under the impression then that joining the board of a financial institution is a way to establish one's reputation in the community and to give you exposure to the people who are the players in a community, the people who make a difference.

Q. How old were you when you joined the board?

A. Thirty.

Q. What can a 30-year-old bring to a bank board?

A. Well, let's talk about the S&L industry for a minute and see if...