September 12, 2004

Dumb as a turd in water

This whole thing with the apparent forged National Guard documents sure has some people sweating. Dan Rather has painted himself into a corner.
The head of the DNC is whining that they were set up. If that is the case, then they are admitting to being utterly stupid.
The senator from Iowa has jumped all over it with glee.
I get the sense they have opened a can of snakes.
Oddly enough, bloggers are being credited for discrediting the documents.
Read on....

Another retired Air National Guard officer is attacking CBSNEWS credibility. Retired Maj. Gen. Bobby W. Hodges, who was cited by a senior CBS official on Thursday as the network's "trump card" in verifying the documents, said in an interview that he was "misled" by CBS and believed the documents to be forgeries.

Hodges said that he was read only excerpts of the documents and never saw the documents. A CBS spokesman said the network stands by its report.

Now This:
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By Pete Slover
The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN, Texas — The man named in a disputed memo as exerting pressure to "sugarcoat" George W. Bush's military record left the Texas Air National Guard a year and a half before the memo supposedly was written, his service record shows.
An order obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows that Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt was honorably discharged March 1, 1972. CBS News reported this week that a memo in which Staudt was described as interfering with officers' negative evaluations of the future president's service was dated Aug. 18, 1973.

Bloggers Driving the document debate:

Pete Slover Article

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