Skip to comments.Kerry Hedges on Form 180
Posted on 02/07/2005 8:39:39 AM PST by Kaslin
Sen. John Kerry reiterated his pledge on Monday to sign the form that would allow the government to release all his military records, but said he wanted to know exactly what was in his file before doing so.
"I have a stack of different material they sent me," Kerry told radio host Don Imus. "Every time they send me something I want to know what they sent me."
"I'll get it done," Kerry insisted in the next breath.
Last week the 2008 presidential hopeful suggested he wanted to review his full Navy file to make sure of "what is in the record and what isn't in the record" before signing Form 180.
"I'm going to sit down with them and make sure that they are clear and I am clear as to what is in the record and what isn't in the record and we'll put it out," he told "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert.
Kerry did not explain his reference to "what isn't in the record," though questions arose late in the campaign about why he received his honorable discharge six years after leaving the service.
Pressed earlier today on when he intended to sign Form 180, Kerry said only, "Shortly."
The full exchange went like this:
IMUS: You also told Tim that you would sign Form 180 releasing all of your military records. Have you done that?
KERRY: Yeah. We're gonna do that. Absolutely, I will. But listen, I also think . . .
IMUS: When are you going to do that?
KERRY: As soon as I get, as required by the military, precisely . . .
IMUS: Why don't you do it today?
KERRY; Because I have a stack of different material they sent me. Every time they send me something I want to know what they sent me. I'll get it done. . . .
IMUS: By noon today?
KERRY: No. But shortly. [END OF EXCERPT]
What he really meant was: "I'll get it done as soon as hell freezes over."
Won't do it.
Denny Crane: "There are two places to find the truth. First God and then Fox News."
There will have to come a time when they stop sending him things. Will Kerry sign it then?
Gee, I'm so surprised. Everyone knows how frank and forthcoming Lieutenant Kerry is. . .right? Right? < cough>
of course he won't. But we all knew that the minute he told Tim Russert he would. Just what the heck does he mean, "they send me a stack of papers"...this is crap. It is real simple, you sign the 180..the military releases your records. He just wants to go thru them all and make sure we only see what he wants us to see....again.
Right! He'll geter done, when like you say happens. Lying traitors SOS that he is.
Is the Senator going to TELL the Navy what "is" in the record?
Does it again depend on the definition of "is"?
...this just makes the Swift Boat Veterans...look better and better......
"I will sign Form 180 as soon as Sandy Berger finishes reviewing the file to determine what's in there and what's no longer in there."
It's a good thing Kerry wasn't elected.
All the terrorists would have to do is send him a form 180 and the entire executive branch would be paralyzed.
Like I said he'll sign it as soon as hell freezes over
Don't hold your breath.
Just tells me that there is a fish in the wood pile. If there was nothing in the files that smelled - he'd a signed the form when the Swifties were on his butt.
What the heck does that mean?
Do they send him unsolicited stuff all the time? That sure is what that sounds like to me.
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