Thursday, September 30, 2004

“Inadequate Time”

The White House has released another document from Bush’s military service record.

The White House on Wednesday night produced a November 1974 document bearing Bush’s signature from Cambridge, Mass., where he was attending Harvard Business School, saying he had decided not to continue as a member of the military reserve.

The document, signed a year after Bush left the Texas Air National Guard, said he was leaving the military because of “inadequate time to fulfill possible future commitments.”

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the resignation was found in connection with a lawsuit brought by The Associated Press. The White House said the document had been in Bush’s personnel file and that it had been found by the Pentagon.

Hey guys, there’s a whole new line to use when you want to dump someone: “Gee, I really liked meeting you, and it’s been a lot of grins, and you’re good-looking and all that, but it’s not going to work out – there’s inadequate time to fulfill possible future commitments. But we can always be friends.”