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historian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:01 AM
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why didnt bushie fly?
Dont know if im allowed to post this but here goes - received this email today
BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
February 11, 2004
Why Wasn't George Flying?

by Bill Coady

Hey Y'all,

This whole story of Bush's National Guard Service or lack of same is very
interesting and does seem to have the President (and his credibility) on the run.
But I am afraid that both Russert and Moore are missing the important question.
The question is not "Where was George?" as Sen. Edward Kennedy so famously
asked. Unfortunately the President and minions have that one covered. You have
to admit that a charge of desertion is not going to stick to someone who got an
honorable discharge. Trying to piece together the part time service of a
Guardsman is probably difficult at best.

But there is a question that is unanswered and frankly more important. Perhaps
we can get Ted to ask "Why didn't George fly again?" The fact of the matter is no
matter how many hours George put in after 1972 none of them were as a pilot.
Apparently he refused to take his flight physical. He has come up with some
Bushwa about his personal physician being in Houston while he was in Georgia,
yadda, yadda, yadda, but he didn't get a physical when he got back to Texas
either. Apparently he never did. It would seem that Yossarian in "Catch 22" had it
all wrong. If he wanted to stop flying he should have been avoiding the doctor --
not bugging him all the time.

The real question is why George pissed away a million dollars of taxpayer money
by his refusal to take his physical. This is the real "desertion." We should ask the
President every day until we get an answer "What **does** a self-grounded pilot
do for 2 years in the National Guard." Did he peel potatoes? Pick up cigarette
butts? Make plans to cut the kind of waste, fraud and abuse he was participating
in from some future budget?

If Ted can do it so can we -- try it -- "Why didn't George fly?" It seems relevant
to our current situation on many levels to me. "Why didn't George fly??"
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:03 AM
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1. Dishonorably Discharged?
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:55 AM
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2. Did he fly at all?
Had dinner tonight with my cousin, the pilot. He says all pilots keep logs of every hour they fly. Bush should be able to produce them and if he dan't, TANG would have them. Of course, after the missed physical there would be none but it would be interesting to see the log from before the physical.
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