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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:38 PM
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Bush heads to Vietnam next month
President Bush heads to Vietnam next month, making a question about that upcoming trip a must-ask when former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes spoke at the National Press Club in Washington Wednesday evening.

It was during the 2004 campaign that Barnes acknowledged that as speaker of the Texas House he had found a National Guard slot for young George W. Bush, then the son of a Houston congressman, during the Vietnam War. Barnes said he acted at the behest of a Bush family friend.

Any advice for Bush as he prepares for his first-ever trip to Vietnam long after the Guard stint that kept him out of the war?

Its a lot safer than it was when he didnt go the first time, Barnes quipped.

http://www.coxwashington.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs...
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:39 PM
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1. Can they keep him?
I mean it is only fair.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:40 PM
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2. AWOL, about 35 years
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 05:44 PM by leveymg
But, it's never too late to show up for formation.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:50 PM
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8. Yep
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:41 PM
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3. Maybe He'll Step on a Landmine... (nt)
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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4. Well maybe he's going to Vietnam to figure out how to get out of
Iraq, since he got out of Vietnam so many years ago.

I can't wait for the editorial cartoons on this trip.
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:43 PM
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5. What's his exit strategy? nt
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:45 PM
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6. Shrub is a little late
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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:48 PM
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7. It's about time! (nt)
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:53 PM
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9. A little late isn't it?n/t
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:56 PM
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10. Must be another Cheney deferment
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pwb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:08 PM
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11. wow man.. how you gonna act..??
there is no pride in you going there George. wait til he gets a whiff of that air ha guys ????
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:40 PM
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12. Took him long enough. ass*. n/t
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:49 PM
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13. THE case where "Better late than never" Absolutely Does NOT Apply
And Barnes! That fucker has some GALL cracking jokes about Bush's ABSENTEEISM from a War in which over 50,000 Americans were sacrified.

:grr: :grr: :grr:

There are no containers big enough for our righteous anger over this.
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