Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes to Break Silence on '60 Minutes' - Get Ready for the Mother of All Character Assassinations
Ben Barnes

Eric Boehlert writes, "The campaign battle over Vietnam War records is still raging, but Bush may soon be the one answering uncomfortable questions about his past service. Ben Barnes, the former lieutenant governor of Texas, will finally break his silence and talk to the press about what role he played in helping Bush get a coveted slot in the Texas Air National Guard in 1968. Sources say Barnes has already sat down for a '60 Minutes' interview that will air a week from Sunday... Throughout his political career Bush has adamantly denied that he got a Guard pilot spot through preferential treatment." Emergency meetings are underway in Karl Rove's office. Get ready for the Mother of All Character Assassinations.