- Have you wondered if there was a videotape of Mr. Bush's
visit to the Florida elementary school reading class?
- Well, BuzzFlash did some web surfing and found, much
to our amazement, a video account of Bush's September 11th morning. Where
did we discover it? On the Emma E. Booker Elementary School website, that's
- http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/emma/9.11.01/movies/scsb.bush.mov (requires Quicktime player - see note below)
- (BuzzFlash Note: We originally thought the video
was pulled from the Sarasota site, but it appears that BuzzFlash Readers
are just overwhelming the servers. However, a BuzzFlash Reader was able
to download a copy and you can also view it here: http://www.buzzflash.com/analysis/2002/06/scsb.bush.mov.
- For faster and better viewing, we recommend that you
save the tape to your hard drive. We're also looking for mirror sites
to host the video and we'll post the links as soon as we know of them.)
- What will you learn from this eerie videotape? Well,
watch it and see for yourself -- unless it gets scrubbed before you have
a chance to view it. (Note: The video is 11 minutes long and 23 megabytes
large, a lengthy download. On slower connections, it can take more than
30 minutes to view).
- It appears the videotape cuts off a little early from
Bush's classroom visit, but otherwise a picture is worth a thousand words.
- At the end of his stay, after continuing his "reading
lesson" -- even after informed of an attack on the second World Trade
Center (at 4:31 minutes into the movie) -- Bush finally made a brief statement,
in which he promised to return to Washington, D.C.
- Well, we all know what happened after that.
- He ran like the dickens from D.C. (to get "out of
harm's way"), as Rove and company concocted two lies to explain why
Bush was AWOL once again from service to America. The White House claimed
that the flight that hit the Pentagon was headed for the White House, which
radar scans proved was not true. The White House also claimed it received
a call threatening Air Force One, which it later admitted wasn't true.
- In any case, watch the videotape. You won't forget it.
- Then tell us about your reaction at email@example.com.
- The videotape was presumably made at taxpayer's expense,
so let us know if it suddenly disappears from the Florida public school
- BuzzFlash Note: If your computer doesn't have Quicktime
installed, you will need to download it from the Apple Web site. Download
times are slower on older computers and Internet connections slower than
DSL or cable. The video may take at least half an hour to download on a
56k modem. The school's server may only allow a limited number of connections.