Bush was AWOL

Bush doesn’t tell it straight.

salon.com (link and required cybercommercial

He was AWOL.

salon.com

George W. Bush’s missing year

The widow of a Bush family confidant says her husband gave the future president an Alabama Senate campaign job as a favor to his worried father. Did they see him do any National Guard service? “Good lord, no.”

Plus, Ben Barnes of Texas worked to get wealthy, well-connected families’ children out of Vietnam Service, and into some cushy state-side role.

Barnes to appear on 60 Minutes (salon.com)

The contemporary national party is not the Northeast’s Grand Old Party of old. It is basically the politics of the South, nationalized:

lies and demonization about the other party

vast sums of money funneled into the South to subsidize a lifestyle those people really can’t afford

a lot of flag waving (for now it’s the American and not the confederate flag!)

the party’s convention is always a “trick” to get moderate voters to think that the Republicans are more favoring of their concerns, than they really are!