Did G.W. Bush, during a
campaign workers dinner,
Dr. Rich Buhler at Truth or Fiction says no. Dr. Buhler says that he talked to people with the Bush campaign. Not only does no one remember the incident, there was no thank-you dinner for campaign workers. A reception was held for the workers, but Bush wasn't in attendance.
The message had only two things going for it: there was a name mentioned in the message and it sounded like something that Bush might do. Barbara Mikkelson of SNOPES disagrees with this.
Most of message was typical hoax: The campaign worker who supposedly witnessed the incident was not named. The writer of the message was not named. The church that the writer and the man by the name of Jeff went to was not named. There was no date shown for this supposed dinner.
I had been working another angle of research when Dr. Buhler came out with his information. Hopefully, we can now lay this one to rest.
There is a man in our church, Jeff Benoit, who has a friend who served on President Elect Bush's campaign in Austin, and she called him to tell this story.
Last week, Gov. Bush appeared at the thank-you banquet for his campaign staff, and was going table to table to shake hands with the 1000+ campaign volunteers. He got to one lady, who by a brief comment she made, indicated she was a Christian. She was there with her 16-year old son. Gov. Bush asked him if he was a believer, too. He said he didn't think so. Gov. Bush then asked, "Do you mind if I tell you how I came to know Christ as my Saviour?" The boy agreed, and Gov. Bush pulled up a chair and witnessed to him for 30 minutes, and led him in the sinners prayer!! Jeff's friend was so choked up, she could hardly tell the story through tears!
Yes, my dear friend, we are living in the in times. How glorious to know that our new president is a man that doesn't feel the political pressure to glad-hand 1000 people, but would take 30 minutes of his precious time to lead a teenager to Christ.