Sunday, June 25, 2006

Privileged Boy

A tip of the hat to Dan Schorr today for mentioning the fact that in 1968 Lt. Gov. Barnes of Texas (after getting a request from Congressman George H. W. Bush) helped get young George W. into the Texas Air Guard in spite of his low test scores. Barnes is quoted from his book as saying, "I want to make clear how ashamed I am of what I did; for every privileged boy like George W. Bush that I helped another young man was shipped to Vietnam." Schorr also points out that W's long absence without leave (and without punishment) has never been accounted for with evidence by W or his handlers.