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Reality Check: Bush’s USS Abraham Lincoln Visit #727925

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) Democratic criticism of President Bush’s triumphant landing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln as an unnecessary political stunt featured; details given about the White House’s changing story about the use of a Navy jet rather than the president’s helicopter; scenes shown of Bush’s arrival on the Lincoln. [Senator Robert BYRD†- questions Bush’s motives in assuming the “garb of a warrior.”] [Representative Henry WAXMAN†- says it is inappropriate for the president to waste taxpayers’ dollars on a grandstanding cheap shot.] [Presidential historian James THURBER†- says Bush wearing a flight suit brings up troubling thoughts.] [BUSH – says he’s glad he did it.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John
Duration:
00:02:30

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