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Bush Didn't Blame a 'Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy'

Friday, 03 November 2000 12:00 AM

And it was almost a quarter of a century ago that George W. Bush had a few beers and was busted for driving under the influence up in Maine.

There was no accident.

Nobody got hurt.

He was arrested because, aware that he had had a few too many beers, he was driving SLOWER than normal.

And when taken before the judge on a misdemeanor charge, George W. Bush admitted his error and took the consequences like a man.

He didn't lie about what he had done.

He didn't blame a "vast left-wing conspiracy."

He didn't claim there was "no controlling legal authority."

He didn't claim he couldn't recall the incident.

And when Democratic operatives spoon-fed this story from a quarter century ago to Democratic reporters at Fox and NBC, and the media ran with the story like it happened this morning, George Bush confirmed the event.

He didn't lie about what he had done.

He didn't blame a "vast left-wing conspiracy."

He didn't claim there was "no controlling legal authority."

He didn't claim he couldn't recall the incident.

And this, to the media, is a major story.

This is quite a contrast to last February, when this very same media that is trying to use a misdemeanor from a quarter century ago to sway your vote spiked a story about Al Gore's habitual use of Thai stick (marijuana laced with opium). Can you say "bias"? I knew you could!

Still, in a way, this is very reassuring. With all the digging the media and the Democratic operatives like Terry Lenzner have been doing for the past six months, a misdemeanor charge from a quarter century ago appears to be the best they can do.

This is not to minimize a DUI. But DUIs are common; even the woman who founded MADD has one, arrested for driving under the influence as she drove home from giving a speech on the evils of driving while under the influence. But a DUI certainly does not affect the nation to the same degree as, for example, secret deals with Russia allowing the sale of nuclear weapons to Iran. (For you students of history, it need hardly be pointed out that this is the same sort of crime for which Charles the First was beheaded.)

The liberally biased media drones on and on about what this misdemeanor from a quarter of a century ago says about the character of George W. Bush. The irony is that how he handled it speaks volumes about the man.

He didn't lie about what he had done.

He didn't blame a "vast left-wing conspiracy."

He didn't claim there was "no controlling legal authority."

He didn't claim he couldn't recall the incident. And in that simple and forthright act George W. Bush underscored all that was wrong with the preceding administration

Who did lie about what they had done.

Who did blame blame a "vast right-wing conspiracy."

Who did claim there was "no controlling legal authority."

Who did claim they couldn't recall the incident.

Tossing out a misdemeanor DUI from a quarter of a century ago was an act of desperation, and a rather foolish one, because it gave candidate Bush the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that he is indeed of a different character than his opponent.

The Democrats may have just hoisted with their own petard!

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