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Thursday, September 16, 2004


86 + 35

Well, I guess in my last post I missed at least one possibility...that Dan Rather would try a quick end around and rely on the 35 year old memory of an 86 year old woman. I'm sure that Mrs. Knox is a very nice woman and I have no particular reason to doubt her recollections. However, did anyone else notice that Rather completely lacked any embarrassment that CBS (according to their new favorite 'expert') was taken for a hugely embarrassing ride with these FORGED DOCUMENTS?! I read the transcript, and I am absolutely dumbfounded:

RATHER: Mrs. Knox says the information in the four memos cbs obtained is very familiar, but she doesn’t believe the memos are authentic. She does remember her boss, colonel Jerry Killian, being upset over mr. Bush’s failure to follow orders to take a physical. Did or did not lieutenant Bush take a physical as ordered by colonel Killian?
How do you do that? Rather and CBS have been relying so heavily on these docs, then the very person who would have typed them comes out and says she didn't...and they manage to immediately drop any concern for the documents and rely on this woman's memory. I am amazed.

This is so outrageous. Maybe we will end up with something resembling scenario #3 when all the dust (and BS) settles.


Drudge has rounded up a few articles of interest:

Rather Concedes Papers Are Suspect

CBS Guard Documents Traced to Tex. Kinko's

Ex-Guardsman Is Said to Be a CBS Source

The question I have is: Will Dan Rather keep his word? Will we see these stories mentioned on CBS News tonight? Somehow I doubt it.

Update 2:

Oh, and Bill Burkett isn't exactly a huge fan of W to start with:

I was a pawn then caught in a struggle for right and wrong, but also caught within a political struggle between a man who would do anything to be 'king' of America and an institution of laws that we knew as America.
Read the rest. Judge for yourself.

Update 3:

Thank you Mr. Drudge. You warm my fuzzy little VRWC heart =).

Update 4:


WASHINGTON - Bill Burkett, who has emerged as a possible CBS source for disputed memos about President Bush's Guard service, has a long history of making charges against Bush and the Texas National Guard.

But Burkett's allegations have changed over the years, and have been dismissed as baseless by former Guard colleagues, state legislators and others.

Even Burkett has admitted some of his allegations are false.
But hey, I'm sure that's not going to stop CBS from putting him on the air. After all, it's the seriousness of the charge that matters.

And this should seriously help his credibility with the Left:

In an article Burkett wrote for the Internet last year he compared Bush to Hitler and Napoleon as one of "the three small men" who sought to rule through tyranny. "Three small men who wanted to conquer and vanquish," Burkett wrote. Burkett confirmed authorship of that article in the February Chronicle interview.
Hey, does this guy work for MoveOn too? If not, why?


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