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Republican lapdog George W. Bush is gaining support among America's high-tech patriarchs eager to cuddle him in their laps too, with Michael Dell, Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Netscape's former CEO Jim Barksdale publicly doting on the Texas governor and scratching him behind the ears at a campaign do on Tuesday. Barksdale and Dell praised Bush's "demonstrated leadership", leading, as he does, the state that leads the US in executions. Both are lavish Bush donors, and clearly not Catholics or bleeding-heart pinko liberals. They also praised Bush's promise to raise the H-1B visa quota and protect companies from lawsuits by America's revolutionary rabble.