As CBS scrambles to find out if the network has run with fake documents about George Bush’s Texas National Guard service, Byron York has actually plowed through the entire folder on the president’s tenure.
Inkwell provides a link for York’s story, but here’s a pertinent patch of the piece:
“News coverage of the president’s years in the Guard has tended to focus on one brief portion of that time — to the exclusion of virtually everything else. So just for the record, here, in full, is what Bush did:
“The future president joined the Guard in May 1968. Almost immediately, he began an extended period of training. Six weeks of basic training. Fifty-three weeks of flight training. Twenty-one weeks of fighter-interceptor training.
“That was 80 weeks to begin with, and there were other training periods thrown in as well. It was full-time work. By the time it was over, Bush had served nearly two years.”