bush awol story debunked? don't bet on it
There's been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere over a pair of blog posts (recently linked by InstaPundit) claiming that the "Bush AWOL" story is bunk. The author cites a Boston Globe article raising questions about Bush's National Guard service record but goes on to say that "later reporting proved Bush wasn't AWOL."
That's a bold statement, of course, so I checked it out. And Hobbs' theory -- which he explors over a series of posts -- basically boils down to the notion that the lack of proof that Bush reported for even a single day of duty at the Alabama National Guard post to which he had requested transfer is because the records must have been lost. It's just a matter of spin, he says; there's no proof he didn't show up.
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