(continued from the previous post)
In short, Bush's word is all the proof Hobbs seems to need. (In that, of course, Hobbs joins legions of conservative bloggers.) Hobbs also dismisses out of hand the notion of any influence Bush Senior might have played. To his credit, Hobbs also points to this post that sums up the arguments on both sides.
Fortunately, Orcinus and Uggabugga are also on the case, pointing out that not only are do several questions about Bush's service remain open, but that much of what we know (failure to show up at a post) would be considered scandalous if applied to earlier presidents.
Bush blew off his commitment to the Texas Air National Guard by failing to take a physical, and thereafter failing to report to his superior officers at his old unit for at least seven months. His flight status was revoked, and he never flew again -- at least, not until the Lincoln stunt.
These facts have never been disputed since they were uncovered, and in fact were acknowledged by Bush's spokespeople.
Of course, throughout all this....well, I'd call it a flap if the So-Called "Liberal Media" was paying any attention...the fact has remained that Bush could clear up any doubts by releasing his service record. So far, he hasn't. Until that time, I'd say that yes, legitimate questions still remain about the nature of Bush's military service record, despite the conservative blogoshphere's obvious wishes that they'd just go away.