Friday, September 17, 2004
Well, lookee here. The nice folks in the White House decided today that they might could release some more o' them documents they already released all of several times previous, except ever' time they release 'em all they always find a few more they didn't, and the few more they found just now should prob'ly oughta put this whole AWOL controversy to rest, provin' as they do beyond a shadow of a doubt that in 1970 young Mr. Bush's pappy had a purty high opinion of young Mr. Bush:
A packet of Texas Air National Guard records newly released Friday showed that the commanding officer of President Bush's basic training unit took a special interest in him as a trainee and wrote to his father to praise his son.Hope do spring eternal now, don't it?
Bush's father, then a congressman from Texas, said in reply to the commander, "That a major general in the Air Force would take interest in a brand new Air Force trainee made a big impression on me."
Bush went on to say that his son "will be a gung ho member" of the Air Force and that Air Force instructors had "helped awaken the very best instincts in my son."
In addition to the letter from Bush's father, the latest documents contain news releases that the Texas Air National Guard sent to Houston newspapers in 1970 about young Bush, then a second lieutenant and new pilot. "George Bush (news - web sites) is one member of the younger generation who doesn't get his kicks from pot or hashish or speed," the news release said. "Oh, he gets high, all right, but not from narcotics."