Molly gets to the crux of the champagne unit matter: "The only reason any of this is relevant today is because it speaks directly to the character of the man in the White House. For Bush to still stand there and deny that he got no special breaks, to deny that some other American kid went to Vietnam in his stead, is so telling of his moral blindness, of his deliberate obtuseness about the way the world of power and privilege screws over most people. If only he had the grace to say, as Barnes did, that he is ashamed of what happened, I'd have some respect for him."
Bush and father didn't specifically ask for special treatment? OK, fine, I don't have a problem with that story. They had plenty of people cozying up to them on spec.
Bush and father didn't recognize special treatment when it was handed to them in 1968? Hard to believe.
Thirty-five years later, Bush and father still can't recognize the special treatment? What world have they been living in?
Correction: Fixed the link. Sorry!