RIP:

A motorcycle officer injured last week while escorting President Bush in the islands died Sunday, police said.

Steve Favela, 30, and two other officers crashed their cycles as the presidential motorcade was traveling across Hickam Air Force Base to meet troops for breakfast early Tuesday. The other officers were treated at The Queen’s Medical Center and released.

Democrats are using the death of Officer Favela to bash President Bush and hold him responsible. There are several threads covering the news at Democratic Underground, most notably this one where a commenter suggests Bill Clinton would have stopped for the injured police officer.

In another thread the author writes:

Isn’t this the second police officer he’s hurt since being in office?

And another commenter says the officer’s blood is on Bush’s hands.

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