NEW ORLEANS — Somewhat incongruously, Vice President George Bush, principal speaker here at last week's 78th annual National Assn. of Realtors convention, called a press conference prior to addressing the meeting to discuss the Reagan Administration's Operation Hat Trick II--dealing with the theme of international drug trafficking.
Convention officials and reporters recalled that he had addressed that issue when he appeared before the association's 1981 convention in Miami.
Conceding that the subject of drugs was an important national issue, an association spokesman said, it was not of primary interest to the 15,000 attending the convention nor had it been four years earlier. He added that conference planners were surprised by the vice president's choice of subject.