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jAZ
09-12-2004, 02:42 AM
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5974040/site/newsweek

Where did the documents come from? CBS won't say. But the trail pieced together by NEWSWEEK shows that in a sulfurous season like this one, the difference between obscurity and power is small, and anyone can get a hearing. A principal source for CBS's story was Bill Burkett, a disgruntled former Guard officer who lives in Baird, Texas, who says he was present at Guard headquarters in Austin in 1997, when a top aide to the then Governor Bush ordered records sanitized to protect the Boss. Other Guard officials disputed Burkett's account, and the Bush aide involved, Joe Allbaugh, called it "absolute garbage." Burkett may have a motive to make trouble for the powers that be. In 1998, he grew gravely ill on a Guard mission to Panama, causing him to be hospitalized, and he suffered two nervous breakdowns. He unsuccessfully sued for medical expenses.

Still, in theory, Burkett may have had access to any Guard records that, in a friend's words, "didn't make it to the shredder." Fellow officers say he wasn't a crank, but rather a stickler for proper procedure—a classic whistle-blower type. Burkett was impressive enough to cause CBS producer Mary Mapes to fly to Texas to interview him. "There are only a couple of guys I would trust to be as perfectly honest and upfront as Bill," says Dennis Adams, a former Guard colleague. The White House, through Communications Director Dan Bartlett, called Burkett a "discredited source." Indeed, Bush strategists are convinced—or have convinced themselves—that the issue will backfire on its purveyors.

RINGLEADER
09-13-2004, 01:12 AM
Sadly, Mr. Burkett has already been discredited. The Boston Globe had a story (which I already posted) that went into some detail about how his claims didn't pan out.

But it doesn't surprise me that you'd be pimping him...or that CBS would rely on him.

ROFL

BigMeatballDave
09-13-2004, 01:13 AM
jAZ is hung like an infant...

RINGLEADER
09-13-2004, 01:44 AM
jAZ is hung like an infant...


WTF?

ROFL

RINGLEADER
09-13-2004, 01:45 AM
BTW Jaz, I think "BushCo" doesn't want to dismiss the CBS docs because they secretly hope Kerry keeps talking about Vietnam.

It's been such a winner for him so far...

Michael Michigan
09-13-2004, 01:47 AM
BTW Jaz, I think "BushCo" doesn't want to dismiss the CBS docs because they secretly hope Kerry keeps talking about Vietnam.

It's been such a winner for him so far...

Agreed. How do they keep missing that?

BigMeatballDave
09-13-2004, 01:50 AM
WTF?

ROFLI think that will be my response to his inane threads in the future...


...I might 'jaz' it up a bit by using 'fruitfly' or 'gnat' instead of just infant...

RINGLEADER
09-21-2004, 11:41 AM
Blast from the past!

Cochise
09-22-2004, 12:50 AM
Blast from the past!

Good bump :thumb: ROFL

SBK
09-22-2004, 03:52 PM
Maybe they aren't quite sure what "sockuments" Sandy Berger took out of the archives? ROFL

Haven't heard much of him lately....