Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Texans for Truth

My friend, Scott, pointed me towards this article in the Washington Post about a group of Kerry supporters looking into Bush's National Guard service records again. Their ad campaign begins on Friday of this week and they are hoping to counteract the noise created by the Swift Boat Veterans ads (and the idiotic media who gave credence to the ads while dismissing them by showing the ads on the air nationally everytime they interviewed the nuts...it was a bit like depicting the "degenerate nature" of Janet Jackson while showing her nipple flash on air ad nauseum during the discussions).

*sigh* I knew it was going to be an ugly political season. Once again, folks, what happened back then with Bush/Kerry/Cheney/Clinton doesn't really matter. Rhetorical question: When are the baby boomers (the most coddled, spoiled generation of this country's history) going to stop acting like self-absorbed 3 year olds battling in the sandbox and begin leading? It's their country, now, and they can stop the Freudian therapy and quit blaming mom and dad on their woes any day for my money.

But, I digress. Here's a portion of the article in case you don't want to register with the Washington Post.

"In a television advertisement to begin airing Friday, Bob Mintz, a lieutenant colonel in the Alabama Air National Guard during the time Bush was supposed to have been there in 1972, will say he never saw Bush at the base even though he looked for him, according to a spokeswoman for the group.

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Challenging the government's declaration that no more documents exist, the AP identified five categories of records that should have been generated after Bush skipped his pilot's physical and missed five months of training," Kelley writes.

"White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said there were no other documents to explain discrepancies in Bush's files."

The five kinds of missing files identified by the AP are:

• A report from the Texas Air National Guard to Bush's local draft board certifying that Bush remained in good standing in 1972 or 1973.

• Records of a required investigation into why Bush lost flight status.

• A written acknowledgment from Bush that he had received the orders grounding him.

• Reports of formal counseling sessions Bush was required to have after missing more than three training sessions.