Thursday, September 09, 2004
Let's Not Get Physical
I understand the Bush camp's claim that the president didn't report for his physical, as ordered to do so by his superior, because he didn't think it was necessary for his new duties in Alabama. Putting aside for a moment the very big issue of whether he had the right to make such an assumption, what motivation would have had for not doing so? It wasn't like he was ordered to spend 100 extra hours flying or cleaning the latrines. This was a physical exam, something that takes, what, an hour or two at the most? Bush couldn't have taken the time to have his blood pressure checked, turn his head and cough, and pee in cup? Well, the latter seems to be the implied problem. So here's a question for anyone who knows--what did these physicals entail? Specifically, how long did they take and did they include a drug test?