Republican Convention: I Made a Mistake. I Went Too Far

But don't expect Ma and Pa Bush to keep silent if you pick on their boy

President George Bush is plainly miffed. What right does Bill Clinton have to zing his son for being called "my boy" by his own father? "That's just the way I talk about my sons," the President says. But, he adds, he "made a mistake" with his angry televised rejoinder. "I went too far," he says. "That's it. I'm not going to say anything more." He puts his hand up and zips his lips. Sitting nearby is Barbara, who mutters something that sounds like "I'm going to say something," which she did the next day. In fact, he probably will too, eventually.


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