Bush a Veteran of Maneuvers


| June 8, 2001


Bush a Veteran of Maneuvers, Michael Daly, Daily News Online
During the tumultuous late-1960's, Senator George Bush 'vigorously supported sending other men's sons to Vietnam.' But the senator pulled a few strings to ensure his namesake son's safety. In the Daily News online edition, columnist Michael Daly exposes the vital role that, now-President George W. Bush played in keeping America safe from the 'Red Menace'. Young George joined the Texas National Guard to avoid Vietnam and soon after took a leave of absence to work on the campaign of Florida Senator Edward Gurney. Citing quotes from campaign companion Pete Barr, Daly learns that George W's main task was carrying the pillow that World War II-wounded Senator Gurney would sit on. When the campaign trail grew too rough for Gurney, the Senator would take time off to recuperate, leaving Pete Barr and George W. to 'play a lot of tennis and drink a lot of beer.'
--Al Paulson
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