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.


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.

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.