Mailbag: Military Life for a Bush

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Jeff stretches and fails to make a connection:

On Sept 14, 2004 O'Reilly said he has no doubt Bush got special treatment to get into the national guard, but who cares. Problem is Bush said he did not get special treatment, so O'Reilly is saying Bush is lying about it. but he does not care.

O'Reilly said he had no doubt that Bush enjoyed "preferential treatment" in the National Guard, obviously because it's no secret that sons of politicians from prominent families enjoyed privileged status. Denying an easier life is Bush's way of being humble and it isn't fair to accuse him of lying. O'Reilly never made that connection and shouldn't have to question Bush's modesty.