This is an awesome timeline that makes sense of all of George W. Bush’s various transfers during his Air National Guard stint. I would have expanded the years fully, since it is a bit skewed to showing when GW was AWOL or transferring, but aside from that caveat, it’s a really good visual analysis.
Mark Frauenfelder of bOINGbOING also weighs in, saying:
President Bush had a lot of fun as a pilot in the Air National Guard. He got to fly really cool jets, while maintaining the lifestyle of a rich playboy with plenty of upstairs connections that allowed him to ignore direct orders from his commander and come and go as he pleased. And now, the President has a team of folks dedicated to smearing Kerry for volunteering for hazardous duty in Vietnam. And it’s working! Most people now believe Bush is a military hero while Kerry is a shirking, wobbly liar. The president is a lot smarter than I thought.
» W visual explanation, version 1.1 [Simon Woodside]
» Visual timeline of Bush’s Air National Guard service [bOINGbOING]