The Five Spot
A true-false quiz: Five connections that President George H.W. Bush (might have) had to the Puget Sound area.
1 As vice president, he was shouted down by a Catholic priest from Tacoma while giving a speech at Seattle University.
2 In his 1988 run for president, he lost both Washington and Pierce County to Michael Dukakis, despite crushing Dukakis in the national popular and electoral vote.
3 At a state dinner in Olympia, he vomited in the lap of Washington Gov. Booth Gardner after a brisk round of tennis.
4 He signed the historic $162 million Puyallup Indians Land Settlement into law.
5 In his 1992 re-election attempt, he came in third place in Pierce County and Washington, lagging Bill Clinton and Ross Perot.
1-True. The priest was the late Bill Bichsel. 2-True. Only 10 states, including Washington, went for Dukakis. 3-False. The vomit recipient was the prime minister of Japan, at a state dinner in Tokyo. 4-True. Bush signed it on June 21, 1989. 5-False. Bush beat Perot, but not Clinton.