Dan Bartlett explains:
There was no reason for President Bush to take a flight exam if he wasn't going to be flying.
I can think of one reason -- he was given a direct order by a superior officer and it's a crime to disobey it! But, that isn't enough for Chicken George or Dan!
Bartlett also says:
But the fact of the matter is, is that just because they weren't flying the F-102 anymore doesn't mean they were not flying a new, modern aircraft. The point was, is that it didn't make sense for the Texas Air National Guard to train President Bush in a new aircraft at the end, toward the end of his service, when he was being given permission to attend Harvard Business School.
But apparently they continued to fly the F-102 until 1975! Wow, is Dan Bartlett a big liar too? Well, I guess we'd already established that, but I'm still shocked. Really really shocked.