Bill O'Reilly has a three-part interview with George W. Bush on the O'Reilly Factor this week. The second part was aired last night, the third part tonight. The dialogue in the cartoon above actually took place except that I combined a couple of O'Reilly's questions for economy. The Bush stuff is quotes. O'Reilly did the softball leading question ending with "is that bogus." Moreover, he didn't follow up on Bush's spin in the no-spin zone.
Reuter's reported on the spin in the no-spin zone. The transcript of it is on Fox News.com. Here are the parts I drew from from the Fox News.com transcript:
O'REILLY: All right, do you think you got any preferential treatment getting into the Air Guard during Vietnam?
BUSH: No. I don’t. As a matter of fact, the general that or the commander of the unit Buck Staudt, said, said the same thing. No.
O’REILLY: So you don’t think you got any preferential treatment because you were a Bush?
BUSH: I don't. If I did, I have, I’m not, I’m not aware of it, and again, the, commander of my unit, Buck Staudt, said the other day, publicly, I got no preferential treatment.
And here ...
O’REILLY: They say you didn't register in Massachusetts, is that bogus?
BUSH:: I fulfilled my duties, I mean, this is...
I did exactly what my commanders told me to do.