But in his 1999 autobiography, Bush omits mention of his suspension from flight status. He says only that "I continued flying with my unit for the next several years" after being turned down in 1970 for a program known as "Palace Alert" that might have taken him to Vietnam.
White House spokesmen said there was no point in Bush taking his required pilot's physical in 1972 because he had already decided to move to Alabama, where there were no F-102 planes. To fly another plane, he would have had to undergo extensive retraining.
Whatever Bush's reasons for failing to take the physical, he seems to have put in minimal service at best in Alabama. According to his official personnel records, made public by the White House and the Pentagon, he failed to show for any drills between May and October 1972, even though Air Force regulations required him to attend 90 percent of scheduled drills, barring events "beyond his control."
Others who have posted to this forum have called Kerry a liar because of information found in his biography--information never disproven BTW. Well race fans, boys and girls, guys and dolls, or whatever you like Bush lied to us and the proof is in the quote. He did not serve as his biography once proclaimed. Documents--excluding the memo's-- tell the truth. Bush is a liar. If he's willing to lie about his military experiences then I wonder if he'd be willing to lie about Iraq and WMD? Just a thought.