Wow the Political Correctness Snafu's just keep coming this week. This story is being poorly reported as even this headline shows. The Shirt and Hat actually say USS George H.W. Bush yet it gets reported that he is wearing a Bush sweatshirt (Implying it is about the former President as opposed to the ship).
"Duane Hammond says it's what got him fired. Hammond is a union stagehand who was part of the crew that built the platform for the Obama event on campus.
He came to work early this morning wearing clothing that says "George H. W. Bush". Hammond's son is in the Navy, currently serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George H. W. Bush.
Hammond says he was not trying to make a political statement. He says he got the sweatshirt and hat during a visit to the aircraft carrier on Family Day. The back of his sweatshirt has a large drawing of the ship.
That didn't go over well with his union supervisor. Hammond says he was told to take off the sweatshirt, or he would have to go home.
He refused. They told him he was fired from the job......"