Flashback 1988: George Bush On The National Guard And Viet Nam

(h/t BillW) Take a look at this video from 1988 of Connie Chung interviewing a much younger George W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Conventio

(h/t BillW) Take a look at this video from 1988 of Connie Chung interviewing a much younger George W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention. Chung asks Bush about then Vice Presidential Candidate, Dan Quayle, and his admission that phone calls had been made to get him out of serving in Viet Nam and into the National Guard. Our future president lauds Quayle for his service in the Guard, then proceeds to gloat to a surprised Chung:

Bush: "I flew fighters in the Texas Air National Guard for which I'm very proud." [Snip]

"They should have probably called up the National Guard in those days. Maybe we would have done better in Vietnam."


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