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'The Child Bush Left Behind'

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'The Child Bush Left Behind'

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Hear President Bush's 2000 Remarks About Johnny Demon in Full

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In 2000, when George W. Bush accepted the GOP presidential nomination, he told the story of juvenile delinquent Johnny Demon to highlight the need for "compassionate conservatism." Now 21, Demon has no job, no permanent home and no idea he was used in Bush's speech. Reporter Robert Draper follows up on Demon's fate in the latest issue of GQ. Draper talks with NPR's Robert Siegel.

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