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General Staudt was retired!
Powerline ^ | Sept 9 2004 | Big Trunk

Posted on 09/09/2004 4:34:07 PM PDT by Dog

UPDATE 12: In the August 18, 1973 memo "discovered" by 60 Minutes, Jerry Killian purportedly writes:

Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges more about Bush. I'm having trouble running interference and doing my job. But wait! Reader Amar Sarwal points out that General Staudt, who thought very highly of Lt. Bush, retired in 1972.

The more I look at these "memos," the more obvious it appears that they are inept forgeries.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; kerryistoast; killian; mapes; rather
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Staudt retired in 1972....before the August 18,1973 was written.
1 posted on 09/09/2004 4:34:07 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog
lol!

This is absolutely priceless!

2 posted on 09/09/2004 4:35:08 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Howlin

LOLROFAPIMPRFI


3 posted on 09/09/2004 4:35:21 PM PDT by Petronski (With what? Spitballs!?!)
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To: Dog
Them Bushies ought to be ASHAMED of themselves for making a poor old man like Dan Rather go on National TV and make a fool outta himself! It's ALL their fault!! They made him say those things!!

</carville>

4 posted on 09/09/2004 4:37:15 PM PDT by Redcloak (This is my most clever tag line ever!)
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To: Dog

IT DOESN'T RAIN...BUT IT POURS!


5 posted on 09/09/2004 4:37:30 PM PDT by airborne (2/504 PIR - 'Devils In Baggy Pants')
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To: Dog
Oh that is priceless!!
6 posted on 09/09/2004 4:37:51 PM PDT by IrishGOP (Freedom is on the march!)
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To: Petronski

The only part I'm uncertain of is "RFI". (please **** if necessary).


7 posted on 09/09/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Petronski

I am at a complete loss for words. Complete.


8 posted on 09/09/2004 4:38:18 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: andy58-in-nh

reaching for inhaler


9 posted on 09/09/2004 4:38:41 PM PDT by Petronski (With what? Spitballs!?!)
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To: Dog

The more I see of this, the more I am convinced that Kerry is being submarined in order to set up Hitlery for 2008.


10 posted on 09/09/2004 4:38:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Dog
But CBS investigated these memos and it certain they are genuine. How could this be?

I find myself LOL while just sitting here doing nothing. This is great.

It was sad, dear Lord, it was sad, dear Lord,
It was sad when the great ship went down . . .

11 posted on 09/09/2004 4:38:44 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Dog

Great catch!!


12 posted on 09/09/2004 4:39:32 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Barlowmaker; TankerKC; Buckhead; Mo1; Darlin'

Get a look at this!


13 posted on 09/09/2004 4:39:34 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Dog

What if they were fake on... JUST KIDDING!

I think this pretty much sticks a fork in my PA theory... now someone needs to examine the files on the secretaries computer at Bill Clintons Harlem Office.

-- l8s
-- jrawk


14 posted on 09/09/2004 4:39:45 PM PDT by jrawk (trust but verify)
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To: Dog

SCRAPPLEFACE:

1972 Email Casts Doubt on Bush Guard Service

(2004-09-09) -- CBS reporter Dan Rather today released the text of a recently discovered email from then-Lt. George W. Bush's Air National Guard commanding officer which casts more doubt upon the military service of the man who would become the 43rd President of the United States.

The revelation of the email comes just hours after questions were raised about the authenticity of typewritten memos from the same officer, shown yesterday by Mr. Rather on 60 Minutes.

According to the previously unseen email message sent in May 1972 by squadron commander Jerry Killian, Lt. Bush phoned Col. Killian because "his internet connection was on the fritz and he couldn't IM me."

Lt. Bush apparently wanted to talk about "how he can get out of coming to drill from now through November."

According to Col. Killian's email, the young Bush wanted to go to Alabama to work as webmaster for a Republican candidate's website.

Mr. Rather said the authenticity of the 32-year-old email has been confirmed by several Nigerian officials who specialize in electronic funds transfer by email.


15 posted on 09/09/2004 4:39:53 PM PDT by Petronski (With what? Spitballs!?!)
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To: Petronski
LOLROFAPIMPRFI

I'm not sure, but I think I want the translation of that.

16 posted on 09/09/2004 4:40:04 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Dog

Holy cow! Whoever did this hatchet job,was a lousy forger,who was SO clumsy,that debunking it is proving to be easy and a great "game"! CBS was so damned stupid! LOL


17 posted on 09/09/2004 4:40:41 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Jeff Head; Tamsey; kcvl; Steven W.; Republic

Have you ever??


18 posted on 09/09/2004 4:40:53 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Dog

Has old media always been this sloppy?


19 posted on 09/09/2004 4:41:24 PM PDT by alnick (US forces armed with what? Spitballs??)
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To: savedbygrace

Laughing out loud rolling on floor almost peeing in my pants reaching for inhaler.



Check out the Scrappleface above. LOL


20 posted on 09/09/2004 4:41:34 PM PDT by Petronski (With what? Spitballs!?!)
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To: Howlin

Isn't this hysterical? :-)


21 posted on 09/09/2004 4:41:46 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Petronski

LOL (cough!)


22 posted on 09/09/2004 4:41:53 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Dog

Damn, what a catch, and thank GOD for Bloggers like Big Trunk of Powerline.


23 posted on 09/09/2004 4:41:54 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Dog

It's this kind of reporting that keeps me coming back to Free Republic!!!


24 posted on 09/09/2004 4:41:58 PM PDT by mcspur
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To: nopardons

CBS was certainly stupid. I don't know about the forger....


25 posted on 09/09/2004 4:42:10 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Dog
Great! - Also I was in TX ANG following 31/2 years active duty in USAF - I was discharged in Sept 1971 (partial overlap with GWB's service)

Key POINT: All documents in my possession (orders, discharge, etc - as signed by ANG officers ALWAYS lists their Rank - FOLLOWED BY TX ANG (that designation is missing feom the CBS documents)

26 posted on 09/09/2004 4:42:52 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: mewzilla

The forger/s too;look at all of the blatant errors! :-)


27 posted on 09/09/2004 4:43:20 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Howlin

I'm dying here ... FOFL!!


28 posted on 09/09/2004 4:43:54 PM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: mewzilla

I believe CBS WAS the forger.


29 posted on 09/09/2004 4:44:13 PM PDT by Danette (The 9-11 Commission is America's newest terrorist cell. Vote Bush 2004.)
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To: Howlin
Isn't utterly amazing that these memos just made their appearance after the Democrats have brought this issue up for the 5th time this year! I am stunned, these were private documents? I just heard the son of the person backpedaling, saying he "wasn't sure of the authenticity" of these documents. Sounds as if he knows more than he is telling!
30 posted on 09/09/2004 4:45:03 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: Dog
Here's the article that the blog links to. (Feb 15, 2004 LA Times). It has this paragraph:
Bush's application, as well as his commission, were handled by then-Col. Walter B. "Buck" Staudt, who said, "Nobody did anything for him…. There was no … influence on his behalf. Neither his daddy nor anybody else got him into the Guard." Staudt, who retired in 1972 as a brigadier general, said Bush was enrolled quickly because there was a demand for pilot candidates.

31 posted on 09/09/2004 4:45:48 PM PDT by jennyp (It's a gift........And a curse.)
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To: Dog

I thought the memo was from '72.


32 posted on 09/09/2004 4:46:35 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: nopardons

Talk about useful idiots. Could CBS have done a better job of bending over and grabbing their ankles for whomever set this up?!


33 posted on 09/09/2004 4:46:38 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Petronski
LOLROFAPIMPRFI

I'm not sure what that means, but I'm enjoying this afternoon immensely. Someone needs to keep track of all the proven liberal MSM fraud. We've seen two obvious ones in less than a week!

34 posted on 09/09/2004 4:47:25 PM PDT by meyer
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To: faithincowboys

three memos in 1972 - one memo dated 18 Aug 1973


35 posted on 09/09/2004 4:47:40 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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"Kerry, that stupid gimp bought it! The anointed time is near, the stars are aligning properly, soon the prophesy will unfold..."

36 posted on 09/09/2004 4:47:48 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: jrawk
now someone needs to examine the files on the secretaries computer at Bill Clintons Harlem Office.

Well, it's been speculated about a million times here that Hillary (and her flying monkeys, Terry McAuliffe, et al.) are saboutaging the Kerry campaign ...

37 posted on 09/09/2004 4:47:51 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Dog

D'oh!


38 posted on 09/09/2004 4:47:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Petronski
"1972 Email Casts Doubt on Bush Guard Service "

You'd have thought the "dubya@yahoo.com" address would have tipped them off.

39 posted on 09/09/2004 4:48:15 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Guys like John Kerry spit on guys like me. I've been waiting 33 years to spit back.")
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To: nopardons
Whoever did this hatchet job,was a lousy forger,who was SO clumsy

Makes you wonder doesn't it? Who would have a motive to do such a thing so it would be discovered so easily?

Hillary?

40 posted on 09/09/2004 4:48:19 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: VRWCTexan

AHHHHH, WOW!!!!!!

Holy crap, Dan looks like a total corrupt A$$!!!


41 posted on 09/09/2004 4:48:23 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Howlin; Petronski; Jim Robinson
I am speechless. This entire thing has snowballed to the point where there should be criminal investigations of CBS, 60 MInutes, and others. I feel like I'm actually -part- of the news, instead of just reading about it. I can't keep up with all the threads and comments and new facts and opinions coming out every second.

But one thing I do know...I'd never have known about all this to such an extent if it weren't for FR.

God Bless ya, Jim. :-) And to all my FReeper brethren. I may never meet any of you in person, but I am proud to call you friends.

42 posted on 09/09/2004 4:49:15 PM PDT by TheBigB ("As God is my witness...I thought turkeys could fly.")
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To: VRWCTexan; faithincowboys

Thank you VRWC....


43 posted on 09/09/2004 4:49:19 PM PDT by Dog (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Danette
I believe CBS WAS the forger

We need to find out for sure and if they didn't do it .. Where the heck did they get these forged memos

44 posted on 09/09/2004 4:50:03 PM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: TheBigB

Same here...


45 posted on 09/09/2004 4:50:22 PM PDT by Dog (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: singfreedom
Oh, Tom Harkin just made an ass of himself! He was commenting on how "Bush has again lied to the American Public". The only ones I see lying are the "Desperate Democrats"!
46 posted on 09/09/2004 4:50:29 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: TheBigB

I feel the same way.

And for the life of me, I don't understand why Jim won't buy us our own TV station!


47 posted on 09/09/2004 4:51:19 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Howlin

I think we earned it. What about everyone else?


49 posted on 09/09/2004 4:52:05 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: GrandmaPatriot

Its either Hitlery, or Kerry's camp is so desperate that they are getting that sloppy. Either way, it does serve to expose MSM's bias to a few more people.


50 posted on 09/09/2004 4:52:06 PM PDT by meyer
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