I see nothing but an upside for Bush with this story:
In recent days, a one-year gap in President Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service during the height of the Vietnam War has been raised by Democrats.
While none of the presidential candidates has directly criticized Bush’s service, some Democrats, including Democratic National Committee Chairman Terence R. McAuliffe, have accused the president of shirking his military duties in 1972, when Bush transferred to an Alabama unit. McAuliffe on Sunday called Bush “AWOL,” or “absent without leave,” during that period.
Terry Holt, spokesman for the Bush campaign, accused McAuliffe of trying to “perpetuate a completely false and bogus assertion.” Holt said, “The president was never AWOL.”
Nothing but good things can happen when Terry McAuliffe injects himself into the campaign.