Captain's Quarters Blog

« Was Kerry In Iraq In 1991 For Cease-Fire Accord? | Main | "Banning Bibles" Irresponsible And Stupid, And Outnumbered »

September 24, 2004
Uh, Gee, Thanks Guys

Earlier today, the man who swore George Bush into the Texas Air National Guard spoke out on behalf of his former trainee, and a number of you thought you'd had a case of deja vu:

Ed Morrisey Jr. has his opinion about rumors President Bush received preferential treatment when he was allowed into the Texas Air National Guard in the late 1960s.

The Blount Countian also has firsthand knowledge.

The 75-year-old Jackson Hills resident is a retired colonel with Texas Air National Guard. He swore Lt. George W. Bush into the service in May 1968. ... Morrisey said the commander he worked for at the unit in Texas was sent there to rebuild the image of the unit. There were only two to four pilot training slots given to them per year, he said. Individuals questioned by an evaluation board and then chosen by the commander had to be the best.

``Bush was selected and he turned out just fine,'' he said.

According to Morrisey, after Bush began working as a fighter pilot, he became regarded as one of the best pilots there. Unit commander Col. Maurice Udell considered Bush to be one of his top five pilots, Morrisey said.

Although I'm glad that Morrisey has been found and his story has been told, I'm a little dismayed that you all think I'm seventy-five years old and retired in Jackson Hills. Does this look like I'm seventy-five years old?

No, I'm the guy on the right. Sheesh!

Oddly enough, though, since I'm named after my father (who posts comments as Admiral Emeritus), I could also be Ed, Jr, but my name is spelled with two S's. Still, it's more than clear that three out of three Ed Morris[s]eys have endorsed George Bush this year -- or to put it another way, three Eds are better than one. (Hat tips to Sean and Matt, among others)

Sphere It Digg! View blog reactions
Posted by Ed Morrissey at September 24, 2004 5:00 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry is

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Uh, Gee, Thanks Guys:

» Supporting Evidence - Purple Hearts and the TANG from Time is a Factor
Will this clear this up to everyone's satisfaction? No, but it is telling that all of Bush's comrades and superiors in the TANG who have come forward have nothing but good things to say about him while so many of those who served with Kerry oppose hi... [Read More]

Tracked on September 24, 2004 9:47 PM

» Bush Volunteered For Combat from Right On Red
Retired Air National Guard Colonel Ed Morrissey (no, not the Captain), now living in my beloved home turf of East Tennesse, tells Knoxville’s WVLT that Bush volunteered to go to combat but was turned down. [Read More]

Tracked on September 26, 2004 1:50 AM

Design & Skinning by:
m2 web studios

blog advertising


Proud Ex-Pat Member of the Bear Flag League!