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President George W. Bush Was Dining at Rise When he Heard About Bin Laden Death

By Jason Heid |

I don’t know if I buy this story, told on a Star-Telegram blog, about how former President George W. Bush was at Rise restaurant in Inwood Village last night when he was informed of the death of Osama bin Laden. Something about the tale just doesn’t ring true:

Bush appeared relaxed at first. [Star-T reporter Chris] Vaughn’s 12-year-old son briefly spoke to the former president and recommended Bush try the lobster souffle.

About 8:20 p.m., however, “it got weird,” Vaughn said.

“We were leaving and noticed a couple of SUVs pulled up quickly in front of the restaurant, and the president came out,” Vaughn said. “He hurriedly jumped into one of the SUVS, and the caravan of vehicles took off.”

The anniversary couple thought it was unusual that the president left his wife behind.

I mean, a 12-year-old recommending the lobster souffle? Really?