Stories of Respect From and For President Bush–Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The message is one that praises President George W. Bush for both acting respectfully toward others and receiving respect from those around him. It says that members of the honor guard show him a kind of respect that they did not give to President Clinton. The message also relates a warm story about President Bush’s hospital visit with a soldier severely injured in the attack on the Pentagon on September 11. It also says that a video clip shown on TV by Brit Hume captured the president saluting one of the honor guard, an unusual courtesy.
This eRumor is a mixture of Truth!, Fiction!, and some facts that are unproven.
The story of the Marine honor guard showing more respect for President Bush than for President Clinton is fiction. Whether the Marines personally care for one president over the other is secondary to doing their duty. We have that story posted. CLICK HERE for the details.
The story of President Bush’s touching visit with LTC Brian Birdwell in the hospital in Washington D.C. is true. We also have that story posted. CLICK HERE for the details.
The Brit Hume story is one that we have listed as unproven. We have not been able to find any documentation for that one.