People: Nov. 1, 1999

BUSH AUTHOR IS AMBUSHED

James H. Hatfield has probably heard the adage, "Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." He aimed at G.O.P. presidential front runner GEORGE W. BUSH, but got his own facade shattered. In a new book, Fortunate Son, Hatfield claims Bush was arrested for cocaine possession in 1972 but his father, former President George Bush, orchestrated a cover-up. The Bushes adamantly denied the accusation. Hatfield, it now seems, was doing some covering up of his own. St. Martin's Press recalled the book when a newspaper report revealed that the author is on parole after being convicted...

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