Fresh Paint
Friday, September 17, 2004
Let Us Praise Bush
It's Friday, nightly news is over (or if cable, no news at all because there's a still hurricane, Kobe Bryant, and Laci Peterson coverage). Time to unleash more crap on us.

Newly Released Guard Records Contain Letter From President Bush's Father
WASHINGTON (AP) - A packet of Texas Air National Guard records 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 him. Democrats called that proof of preferential treatment.
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."
And this is my favorite paragraph:
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 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."
Technically accurate, since he was actually a drunk.

Good evening from my backyard. We continue the tour of Wi-Fi hotspots, since I've been having such trouble connecting from my formerly ok spot on my couch, and have resorted to variously perching in the middle of a bed, the computer half-hanging out the window, resting on a stack of gesso cans to get it a little higher, etc. etc.

But am in the backyard and have 11 mbps, just like in the library, and I still don't know where it's all coming from. Oops... there it went again. And now it's back.

Will conclude with words from my friend Terry:
If the president was truly proud of his service he wouldn't be releasing these documents on a Friday night," DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe said in a statement.
Luckily, no mosquitoes, though the battery is about dead. See ya.

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