Unformatted text preview: The Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
The Vice President's Role The U-Turn "Vice President Bush was in the air over Texas. I remember vividly the image of [Alexander] Haig, in a trench coat, shouting over a bad connection, "George, it's Al...turn around...turn around!" They couldn't communicate until the Bush was on the ground. "The Helm" Presidential control was in Haig's hands, along with the "football", until Bush actually landed. The 25 Amendment
th It is in place for situations exactly like this one. The papers that put the amendment into action were hidden by Richard Darman, Reagan's aide. Ties to the Hinckley's The Hinckley's were acquainted with the bush family. The Hinckley family had made large contributions to the Bush campaign. History The friendship between the Hinckley and the Bush families goes back more than a decade to their endeavors of the Texan oil fields. Dinner George H. W. Bush's son Neil was to have dinner with Hinckley's Brother the day after the assassination attempt. Reactions "From what I know and I've heard, they (the Hinckleys) are a very nice family and have given a lot of money to the Bush campaign." Sharon Bush Reactions On Monday, Neil Bush said he did not know if he had ever met John Hinckley. Reactions Since both families were in the oil business it was possible that George W. Bush could have crossed John's Path. George W. Bush did not recall meeting the suspect. "It's certainly conceivable that I met him of might have been introduced to him but I do not recognize his face." Bibliography
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