Hey look! Another document in the file. I never saw that one before…
I’ll bet that James Lileks wishes he had as many places to hide his porn stash as the Pentagon has to hide George Bush documents. Looks like they found another:
President Bush (news – web sites), accused by Democrats of shirking his duty in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, wrote that he had “inadequate time” to meet future Reserve commitments in his Nov. 1974 letter of resignation released on Wednesday.
The letter was released by the White House on the eve of the first presidential debate, in Miami on Thursday, between Bush and his Democratic challenger, John Kerry (news – web sites), a decorated Vietnam veteran.
In the one-page “Tender of Resignation,” Bush hand-wrote the following reason for resigning: “Inadequate time to fullfill (sic) possible future commitments.”
The document does not address the controversy over gaps in his service in the Air National Guard in the early 1970s.
I took the document and matched it up with the same document written in WordPerfect (because they have a font called Chimp Scrawl MT Bold) and discovered that, not only was the document actually written in the seventies, but at the time it was written, the author had a blood alcohol level of .17, traces of cocaine in his system, and was in the midst of one nasty-ass herpes flare-up.
So, I’m going to call this one authentic…