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Former Texas Lt. Gov. said he helped Bush dodge 'Nam.

From Joshua Micah Marshall's weblog:
"I got...I got a young man named George W. Bush into the National Guard when I was the Lt. Governor of Texas, and I'm not necessarily proud of that. But, But I did it, and I got a lot of other people into the National Guard because I thought that's what people should do when you're in office and you helped a lot of rich people. And I walked to the Vietnam Memorial wall the other day and I looked at the names of the people that died in Vietnam, and I became more ashamed of myself than I've ever been because it's the worst thing I did was help a lot of wealthy supporters, and a lot of people who had family names of importance get into the National Guard. And I'm very sorry about that, and I'm ashamed. And I apologize to you, the voters of Texas."</a> - Ben Barnes

Video available here.

Please give this issue more attention -- post about it on your journal, or send it to your local newspaper. It's very much appreciated!
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