In a previous post there was mention of the draconian arrangements required to be made for Bush's visit to the Balboa Naval Hospital while he was in San Diego. I'd been looking, in among all the noise in the media about his speech at North Island in Coronado yesterday morn, for any mention whatsoever of the hospital visit. Finally found some:
Nothing until this morn. San Diego Union-Tribune did a major front page article on his speech at North Island NAS, and way down toward the end on page 10 inside, I find these two paragraphs:
"Before flying out of North Island yesterday, Bush paid a shorter-than-planned visit to the Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park.
"He awarded a Purple Heart to a wounded Navy corpsman and met with 10 Navy SEALs and 12 Marines wounded in Iraq."
And that was it. I certainly hope the sailors in his presence were, as ordered, "spiffy" enough.