An Interview with Vice President George Bush

"When the Flak Gets Heavy, the Wingman Doesn't Go Peeling Off"

Vice President George Bush has kept quiet since Election Day, four weeks ago, avoiding any public comment on the arms-hostages-contra flap. Last Friday he broke his silence in a 45-minute telephone interview from his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Me., with Washington Bureau Chief Strobe Talbott and White House Correspondent Barrett Seaman.

On his previous silence. I have read stories that Bush is hiding out. I'm not one of these people who like to go sallying forth to get their profile raised by being on these talk shows. I'm not out there commenting every single day because I don't think this whole...

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