Hey baby I was

July 16, 2002 3:46 a.m.

Hey, baby, I was just gettin liquid

Sounds to me like something out of Austin Powers. But apparently in the world of Texas high-rollers it has a whole other meaning entirely.

According to this overnight AP article, two months before President Bush cashed out his Harken stock he signed a ‘lockup letter’ promising not to sell any of his stock for six months.

Oops …

Asked about this …

Bush’s accountant, Robert McCleskey, said Monday that Harken’s troubled finances were “not, in my opinion,” a factor in the stock sale and that Bush sold his shares 12 years ago as part of a pre-existing plan in place for many months to “get liquid.”

I don’t know about the excuse, but, man, I’m loving the phrase …

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