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but do we have Domestic
You bet we do.
If anyone has served with
President George Bush, Please let me know
Be Sure to read the Reply to this
Is any of this true or not true,
Please let me know at the bottom
of this page.
Re the George Bush page asking for information
from people who served with him:
There is a man in the Brunswick, Maryland
area who trained under George Bush. I am a journalist for the local
newspaper and interviewed him shortly before he was scheduled to
meet the president after a ceremony in West Virginia several years ago.
The man, a Mr. Eshbaugh, told me that if it wasn't for George Bush, he
would have left military service and that the training and some late
night words of encouragement kept him going.
Brunswick Citizen newspaper
a question that no one I know seems to be able to answer to my satisfaction
is George W. Bush so popular with veterans?"
mean, when I was in the Marine corps and being shot at, he was a
draft dodging coward and a hypocrite to boot, if you believe
what he has to say about his opinion on the Vietnam war.
far as I have been able to find out there is not a single person that
ever remembers flying with him in the National Guard He completed
his guard service in Alabama while living in Cambridge
with never a show up and yet most vets and current service
people I know love him to death?
I remember well most of
my fellows jar heads and they weren't particularly sophisticated
but they were pretty good at weeding out the weak, and the phony's
or if not weeding them out,
at least recognizing them
and here they are now (it seems) I mean it is always possible
that it is just a big managed pr scam sucking it in for
this chicken drug sucking unaccomplished coattail riding
moron? go figure Al Gore as inarticulate as protoplasm
comes hated the war didn't have to go and enlisted and went
(and the story I heard) was given a CIB but doesn't wear it because
he thinks he doesn't' deserve it and was trashed by veterans
I know that they have been dumbing down the schools since I quit
high school but can they be that dumb? can vets and soldiers
be dumber than lice?
Sure to read this
A Reply from John, an Airline Pilot and Former Air National Guard
Just a few comments on the
letter from "Jerry". First off, President Bush was not a draft dodger.
President Clinton was. President Bush served his country in the National
Guard as a fighter pilot. I am both a veteran from active duty and
the National Guard, and I want to point out that there are quite
a few soldiers in the Guard who are very proud (and have every right
to be) of their Guard service. The President served in the Texas
Air National Guard. While I did not know him, I have talked
with many former Air Guard pilots (as an airline pilot, these are people
I come into contact with on a daily basis) who served the same time
he did. They knew who he was. Many critics mention how he didn't
finish his tour. His unit was transitioning to a new aircraft
that would've required expensive schooling. The Air Force offered
him the chance to either get out a little early (since he was due to get
out in a few mont! hs), or extend his tour for a number of years.
He chose to get out early. This sort of thing happens all the time
in these types of jobs. The military doesn't want to spend
the money training someone on a new system if that individual is going
to separate very shortly thereafter.
As far as Al Gore is
concerned, he enlisted in the army as a journalist. He was stationed
in Alabama. (Ft. McClellan). His enlistment was timed perfectly
with his father's bid for reelection. His father was known as a very
liberal, anti-Vietnam War politician in a very conservative state.
It was thought that young Al in uniform would help win some votes.
(Al did accompany his father throughout most of the campaign).
When his father was defeated, Al was ordered (didn't volunteer) to Vietnam,
where he served around 6 months or so. As far as his being awarded
the CIB, that is strictly an army infantry award. To date, I know
of no one! that has been awarded the CIB that was not infantry qualified
at the time of the award. If Al was given the coveted award
as a journalist, I would think that there would be more said about
Just some thoughts.
Mr. Bush became President, I said who ever gets this next term in office
will have the toughest presidency of any President, ever! Now we
can see that this is true. President Bush has and will have a tough
time and I don't think any man is better qualified to do the job and he
has shown us that he is for all Americans and has proven that he can handle
the job better than anyone thought possible. We all need to give
him all of our support and thanks.
Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President
by J. H. Hatfield, Mark Crispin Miller
W. Bushisms : The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd
by George W. Bush, Jacob Weisberg (Editor)
- Behind the Iran-Contra Affair
- George W. Bush: Son Also Rises
This episode of Biography from the A&E network was produced in 1999,
and while it offers a look at the life of George W. Bush, the narrative
ends before the 2000 presidential campaign began. As Bush's father served
as president and his grandfather was a U.S. senator from Connecticut,
the role of Bush family, which wielded influence in banking as well as
politics, is explored. A childhood spent in Texas (after his birth in Connecticut)
is described, and people who knew George W. as a child and later as a teenager
at an exclusive New England prep school recall him for having a sense
of humor and sociable demeanor. His life as a fraternity president at Yale
is mentioned, and there are passing references to a hazing scandal
and "partying." But there really is little controversy raised by this program
beyond later noting that as an adult "years of partying were beginning
to take their toll." Bush himself appears on camera and talks cheerfully
about giving up drinking as he entered his 40s. Texas journalists, including
Molly Ivins and Bush biographer Bill Minutaglio, appear to speak
about Bush's entry into politics and his run for the Texas statehouse.
Viewers seeking a generally upbeat overview of Bush's life before running
for president will no doubt enjoy this program, though it's fair to note
that it breaks little new ground. --Robert J. McNamara
- George Bush: Sense of Duty
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