Skip to comments.THE "New" CBS BUSH DOCUMENTS: Let's do some investigating
Posted on 09/08/2004 9:16:02 PM PDT by Howlin
These are the NEW documents "discovered" by CBS with conjunction with their Ben Barnes expose/confessional tonight regarding George Bush's National Guard service.
They've gotten some interesting comments on the Live Thread, so I thought I'd give them their own thread so you people out there with the knowledge can dissect them for their accuracy/truth/existence.
Thanks for the info. That fits with what I was thinking here. I just find it hard to believe that a military officer would be such a flawless typist.
One question for you, since you seem to know a bit on a lot of varied subjects. Was the term "CYA", as one memo mentions, a commonly used term back then? I never heard of the phrase until the 90s myself.
For the life of me, I cannot remember when or where I saw this, but I will throw it out.
A month or so ago, I saw a report on one of the networks about these "new" documents. I think (but not sure) Killian was portrayed as either a Bush friend or supporter (or maybe just a Republican). The report focused on Mrs. Killian and why she is releasing the documents after all of these years.
Mrs. Killian has an axe to grind and I cannot remember what it was. Did anyone else see this or have any background to add regarding Mrs. Killian?
BTTT and Bookmark.
Forget President Bush for a moment....wouldn't it be great if this could be the story that brought Rather down?
I vaguely remember there was an article about some people who perceived that they were insulted by the Bush family...not sent an invitation or something. I have no idea if this is the story you are referring to. I do remember that the supposed comment to these people was very unlike the Bush family.
I can't believe I survived those years.
Look what I found..........
A Review of President Bush's Book, A CHARGE TO KEEP
Hardcover - 17 November, 1999
Note the name of the person at the end of this review.
The political biography, complete with life-altering turning points and a political philosophy for leading the United States into greatness, has become obligatory for those running for president--just one more thing to check off the "to do" list on the way to the Oval Office. A Charge to Keep is George W. Bush's offering: a light and breezy book mixing personal and political remembrances that proves heavy on chatty anecdotes and light on policy prescriptions. If you read the last chapter you'll sort of learn where George W. stands on most things, but still not really discern how he would actually run the country. There are no revelations, either personal or political: Bush's wild side and youthful indiscretions, like stealing a Christmas wreath from a New Haven hotel for his Yale fraternity, are touched on lightly when he discusses them at all. A Charge to Keep is so upbeat and positive, in describing the Houston woman to whom he was engaged in college and from whom he "gradually drifted apart," Bush says simply: "I still think the world of her, and our parting was friendly. We were very young, we lived in different places, and we gradually developed different lives."
George W. has been labeled a lightweight by some; A Charge to Keep will do nothing to dispel that notion. It features lots of Bush family memories and numerous mentions of George W.'s famous parents, including letters from his president father. George W. has followed closely in his father's footsteps, attending the same prep school and college. He even belonged to the same secret society at Yale, Skull and Bones. From college it was on to flight school and the Texas Air National Guard, Harvard Business School, and then (again, like his father) the Texas oil business and politics. George W. seems mostly in sync with his father on policy issues as well. "A thousand points of light" is transformed slightly to become "compassionate conservative," which pops up in the final chapter more than 10 times. Readers will come away knowing many of the experiences and events that have helped shaped George W., but his future is still an open book. --Linda Killian
Hmmmm. Do you ever get the idea that there is a whole other world of intrigue and in-fighting that we don't know about?
seems to indicate that certain Selectric models had the ability to use more than one type ball simultaneously. Anyone know if they could use differently sized ones at once?
My post may be a false alarm--Linda may not be her name. More googling to do.
I agree with you, and cannot believe that any person familiar with writing copy before the age of PCs, ie professional 'reporters' as old as Dan Rather, would not instantly see the difference.
Let's check the PO Box ownership records for that time....
These are just too perfectly written...
They are still all monospaced fonts - a word consisting of 6 upper case "W"s will be exactly the same length as a word consisting of 6 lower case "l"s. Not so with a proportionally spaced font, which slides the characters together based on their width. That is an excellent bit of research to find those reference scans.
Re: my post #292
I still have not confirmed the name of the Merry Widow, but I happened upon some interesting info regarding something which may explain motive...
From Harris County Texas Probate Real Property Inquiry System
KILLIAN JERRY B EST
INTERNAL REVENUE SERV
KILLIAN JERRY B ETAL
INTERNAL REVENUE SERV
2 of several listed
Do those indicate liens on the estate property?
Someone may have already pointed this out, but I think it is worth carefully looking at the language in the memos. I have not read all of the memos, but someone said one of the memos uses the term "feedback". When did that cliche come into general use?
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