Wednesday, September 15, 2004

You Say Memo I Say Awol

It's Dan Rather's story and he's sticking to it.
Nevertheless, Rather -- in an interview appearing in Wednesday's New York Observer -- said the president still should answer the questions raised by the memos.

Those questions, the online paper said, "...have remained unanswered by the Bush administration: Did Mr. Bush get preferential treatment for the Texas Air National Guard? Was then-Lt. Bush suspended for failing to perform up to Texas and Air Guard standards? Did then-Lt. Bush refuse a direct order from his military superior to take a required examination?"

"It's never been fully, completely denied by the Bush-Cheney campaign or even the White House that he was suspended for meeting the standards of the Air Force or that he didn't show up for a physical," Rather said, suggesting the absence of such a denial suggests the story is true.

Money Quote: "The focus on "questions over the veracity of the memos was a smoke screen perpetrated by right-wing allies of the Bush administration," he said. "This is your basic fogging machine, which is set up to cloud the issue, to obscure the truth."

Ooooooooooooooooo. Big Dan doesn't like being second-guessed by the Freeps. Now he knows how John Kerry feels.

Watch out, Team Bush. Hell hath no fury like a newsman scorned.

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