President George W. Bush says he will do jury duty in Waco, Tx., in the next six months, but a judge doubts that will happen. Bush was summoned to appear next Monday in Waco’s 19th State District Court, but he asked for a postponement, reported the Waco Tribune-Herald.
.Judge Ralph Strother, whose staff rescheduled a jury duty appearance for Bush’s daughter, Barbara, last month, said a White House staff member told him the president would offer to serve on some date by the end of next June. Strother told the Tribune-Herald that an appearance by Bush for jury duty, which he said seemed unlikely, would create a logistical nightmare for the Secret Service and courthouse security officers. “He certainly may show up for jury duty but, as a practical matter, I just don’t see it happening,” Strother said. Bush’s 2004 opponent, Sen. John Kerry (D-Ma.), served recently as the foreman of a civil jury in Massachusetts.