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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:05 PM
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The Intersection of Life & Fame: a tragic memory about Laura Welch(Bush)
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 02:44 PM by Jade Fox
The author went to highschool with Laura Bush, and recalls her accidental
killing of classmate Michael Douglas.

http://www.dragonflymedia.com/em/em2007/backwoods2007.h...


Laura Welch was a top student, a member of the yearbook staff and the
Student Council and a homecoming queen nominee. She liked to drive
around with her friends in her family's brand new 1963 Chevrolet Impala.

<snip>

According to her friends, Laura was upset about something that had
happened at home. She left in the car and picked up her friend Judy Dykes
a few blocks away. They drove north out of town and turned east on
Farm Road 868, which we called "The Loop." At the corner of Big Springs,
the highway that continues north to Lubbock, Laura ran a stop sign and
slammed into the right front of Michael's southbound 1962 Corvair.

<snip>

I imagined our lives shaped by twists of fate. What if Laura hadn't hit
Mike's car, or if Mike hadn't died? Would the world be different? I had
my first traffic accident only a few blocks from this crossroads, only a month
after Laura's. I too drove my family's 1963 Impala, ran a stop sign and
hit another car. No one died, but I got a ticket. What if I had killed someone
and Laura had sailed throught the intersection unscathed, had a normal
high school graduation and married Michael Douglas? What then? Who
would George Bush have married? Perhaps he never would have overcome
his manic drinking or become president.

<snip>

Old friends in Midland remember young George as an average baseball
player, but clever at trading baseball cards. The future president wrote
to famous players, got autographs on the cards and sold them at high
prices to his friends.

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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:32 PM
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1. more like W just got his brothers to forge the signatures
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:33 PM
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2. I still remember my total disgust
at Laura's comment about this incident in People magazine, "I'm sorry it happened, but sorry it was reported." Say what????? Imagine if that had been Hillary, you would NEVER have gotten it off the news, ever. As it is now, most people don't even know about it.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:33 PM
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3. What's ignored in this story
is Michael Douglas' family. Did anyone check to see how they feel?
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:40 PM
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4. I doubt it
Since the Whore Press still lies about Hillary killing Vince Foster and they are CURIOUSLY SILENT about this...
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