Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Rathergate and Mother's Day

In the Washington Times William Campenni make a point I haven't seen before: That the Killian memo ordering Bush to report for a physical, May 13-14, 1972, the Ellington Air Guard Base was closed because it was Mother's Day weekend (evidently National Guard bases routinely close on Mother's Day).

Interesting, no? But here's the more interesting part: Campenni sent this information, along with a witness list, to Thornburgh and Boccardi while they were conducting their investigation. They ignored it.

3 comments:

T-Rex said...

Two of the "Killian" memos were dated on a weekend. None of the Official records were so dated. Did TANG clerical staff work weekends (when typical training exercises were conducted)? Killian's widow and son said he did not type.
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Anonymous said...

Right Mothers's day. Now why do you suppose neither of the Bush bashers on the panel came up with this? They were "independent" right?
Rod Stanton

Anonymous said...

I once joked that the only way to make the memos more fake would be to date one of them Feb. 31. This is close.