That is not true. There was no shortage. And when he got one of the coveted spots, Mr. Bush failed to honor his commitment.
Mapes has always stood by the National Guard story and maintains that the documents in question were never found to be false. She condemned the CBS investigation as politically biased and has said that she was fired because the Chief Executive of Viacom, which is the corporate parent of CBS, feared regulatory retaliation by the Bush administration.
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