Friday, August 27, 2004

"I Got a Young Man Named George W. Bush in the National Guard" 

Via Buzzflash, here's Ben Barnes, former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, at a Kerry rally on 6/8/04:
I got a young man named George W. Bush in the National Guard when I was Lt. Gov. of Texas and I’m not necessarily proud of that. But I did it. And I got a lot of other people into the National Guard because I thought that was what people should do, when you're in office you helped a lot of rich people. And I walked through the Vietnam Memorial the other day and I looked at the names of the people that died in Vietnam and I became more ashamed of myself than I have ever been because it was the worst thing that I did was that I helped a lot of wealthy supporters and a lot of people who had family names of importance get into the National Guard and I’m very sorry about that and I’m very ashamed and I apologize to you as voters of Texas.
It's on tape. You can see the streaming feed here or here.

UPDATE: Josh Marshall has more details. Atrios has a transcript.

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