Many e-mails about Bob Moran’s piece and Kerry falling. Many mention the Bush Segway incident. I will give the benefit of the doubt–I’m assuming there’s no actual photo of the Kerry fall, or someone would have published it. Right?
Another reader mentions this, which is tangentally related, and, well, it’s Saturday night:
Do you remember while campaigning Bush had a incident with a dump truck
while jogging and a member of his security detail was hurt? The
archived story is here,
”Governor Bush is in good condition and good spirits and hopes that
Agent Hughey has not sustained any serious injuries,” she said.
A witness, Ernest Bedford, 50, a pipeline inspector for the city who
was working nearby, said he didn’t hear any brakes squeal, just ”a
big, loud bang.”
Bedford said he saw Bush in the clear but ”the other guy was reaching
his hand up out of the debris.”
Bush used Hughey’s cellular telephone to call DPS officials at the
Governor’s Mansion, and they called 911, Ms. Edwards said. ”The
governor stayed with Roscoe until he was in the ambulance,” she said.
I realize the conditions are not exactly the same, but Bush’s immediate
reaction was to tend to his security detail remaining by his side till
EMT’s took him to the hospital. Additionally, I could find no reporting
of Bush berating the dump truck driver for almost accidently mowing
right into him had he not jumped out of the way or boasting later that
he doesn’t fall while jogging . Kerry’s reaction to his silly spill was
to ensure there were no photo’s taken by the accompanying photographer,
then to blame the SS agent. Bush’s incident was certainly a window into
his character and I suspect the Kerry’s is too. Why elect Kerry
president when already thinks and acts like he is a king.