Skip to comments.False Documentation? (Killian's widow says docs "very suspect" per ABC)
Posted on 09/09/2004 7:43:17 PM PDT by zook
Sept. 9, 2004 Questions are being raised about the authenticity of newly discovered documents relating to George W. Bush's service in the National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Marjorie Connell widow of the late Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, the reported author of memos suggesting that Bush did not meet the standards for the Texas Air National Guard questioned whether the documents were real.
"The wording in these documents is very suspect to me," she told ABC News Radio in an exclusive phone interview from her Texas home. She added that she "just can't believe these are his words."
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Connell said her late husband would be "turning over in his grave to know that a document such as this would be used against a fellow guardsman," and she is "sick" and "angry" that his name is "being battled back and forth on television."
Her late husband was a fan of the young Bush, said Connell, who remarried after her husband died in 1984. "I know for a fact that this young man was an excellent aviator, an excellent person to be in the Guard, and he was very happy to have him become a member of the 111th."
Forgive me that I've repeated this smoking gun on a number of related threads, but there's no "piling on" penalty in politics is there?:
...others have noted that the wordwrap of a manual typewriter is different than a word processor.
But to analyze this facet more specifically, MSWORD wraps the current word when the end of a word passes the right margin, whereas a person typing manually finishes the word he is typing when the right-margin bell rings, and then does a carriage return. The net effect of the manual typewritten style is that, if one draws a vertical line at the bell-margin, that line should go through (intersect) the last word of every line of text.
Clearly, from the 1 AUG 1972 memo, NO SUCH VERTICAL LINE CAN BE CONSTRUCTED THAT INTERSECTS THE LAST WORD OF EVERY WRAPPED LINE OF TEXT!
For example, in paragraph 3, on a typewriter, we have to assume the right-margin bell rang while typing the word "and" on the 1st line. Yet, if that was the case, then on paragraph 2, the margin bell would have rang while typing the word "orders", and the subsequent word "for" should have appeared on the next, not the same, line.
Maybe she can comment on if the signatures are her husband's or not.
I think the widow quotes are new.
First the son and now the widow express doubt.
Wow. This interview must be for the Nightline special tonight about the forgeries.
This is FABULOUS..this is on the ABC web page????? If it turns out they are forgeries (which it sure appears to be) that means that ANYTHING the MSM puts out as records are going to be suspect...
ROTFLOL....can it get any better? :-)
Anybody check under Carvilles rock yet for the original of the counterfeit?
On the web page and on their hourly news.
It is a GRAND evening all around!
From another thread: the vertical spacing is 13 points. LOL.
Oh man. This is a disaster for CBS and the Democrats.
ABC are supposedly doing this on Nightline in 50 minutes or so. Clearly they're running with this.
I wonder if they saw the writing on the wall at RNC, and have decided they've got to get back to the center to compete with Foxnews.
Well, yes, but...
The time when the typer decides to return the carriage is up to the user. The bell could ring and the user could say "hmmm... I can fit the 'for' in there."
I believe the documents are forgeries, but this is not definitive proof by any stretch of the imagination. It does help with the "piling on" of evidence, though.
So her husband didn't type. He didn't keep that kind of file. And no one in the family gave CBS any files.
Some day a book is going to be written about what Freepers have uncovered here, and elsewhere.
"Connell said Killian did not type, and though he did take notes, they were usually on scraps of paper. "He was a person who did not take copious notes," she said. "He carried everything in his mind."
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