From Bush's Brain via TPM:
"'Mr. Bush,' I said. 'How did you get into the Guard so easily? One hundred thousand guys our age were on the waiting list, and you say you walked in and signed up to become a pilot. Did your congressman father exercise any influence on your behalf?'Is there a single person in this country who believes that Bush thinks this is true?
'Not that I know of, Jim,' the future president told me. 'I certainly didn't ask for any. And I'm sure my father didn't either. They just had an opening for a pilot and I was there at the right time.' "