Skip to comments.Media Go Cuckoo For Kerry Accepting Pickens Swift Boat Challenge
Posted on 11/17/2007 10:33:31 AM PST by faq
Did you hear about that challenge famed oilman T. Boone Pickens made on November 6 when he offered $1 million to anyone that could disprove even one charge made against Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth?
Like most people that weren't at the American Spectator dinner the evening Pickens made the offer, you probably didn't learn about this until Kerry accepted the challenge ten days later.
For those interested, this was Pickens's formal reply:
Dear Senator Kerry:
So glad to hear from you regarding the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth political ad campaign, and an offer I made public at an American Spectator dinner in Washington, D.C. last week. I am intrigued by your letter, and am certainly open to your challenge.
My concern at the Spectator Dinner was, and continues to be, that you and other political figures were and are maligning the Swift Boat Veterans, and I want to prevent this important part of American history from being unfairly portrayed.
In order to disprove the accuracy of the Swift Boat ads, I will ultimately need you to provide the following: 1) The journal you maintained during your service in Vietnam. 2) Your military record, specifically your service records for the years 1971-1978, and copies of all movies and tapes made during your service.
When you have done so, if you can then prove anything in the ads was materially untrue, I will gladly award $1 million. As you know, I have been a long and proud supporter of the American military and veterans' causes. I now challenge you to make this commitment: If you cannot prove anything in the Swift Boat ads to be untrue, that you will make a $1 million gift to the charity I am choosing -- the Medal of Honor Foundation.
T. Boone Pickens
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This is going to be fun to watch.
Drag a million dollars through a Senator’s office and who knows who’ll take the bait.
Pass the popcorn.
I really don’t think Kerry is going to follow through with the conditions Pickens has placed on him. Too risky for Kerry.
It’s been 4 years and Kerry STILL hasn’t disproven a single charge?
He should be able to hold up something right here, right now rather than saying “I WILL begin the process of researching and disproving these charges...”
I wish Kerry would wager his senate seat on disproving, the truth.
Kerry is the kind that would have run from a duel.
“Too risky for Kerry.”
I agree, considering that the only way Johnny can come
up with a million is from Tahhhrazor.
She just might cut off his allowance.
Senator Kerry Accepts Challenge [semi-satire]
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), whose 2004 presidential campaign was dogged by critics of his Vietnam War record, said he has personally accepted billionaire Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens offer to pay $1 million to anyone who can disprove even a single charge of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
While I could show that everything they said about me was a lie, I will be merciful and merely refute the one charge Mr. Pickens requires for payment, Kerry announced.
Kerry said the charge he will refute is that he is a lying weasel (Mustela kathiah). I am a human being, Kerry insisted. A simple DNA test will verify that. The money is as good as mine.
Awesome, and Kerry has already stupidly stepped into it.
BRING IT ON!
Torpedoed again. Maybe he can send T Boone some Gilligan Island reruns??
Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops
Yeah, based upon what Kerry said all he had to do was somehow prove one of the charges false. I doubt Kerry wants this letter made public as these are conditions he definitely will not make good on. Kerry wants to cherry pick what he supplies just as he did with his records to the hand picked Boston Globe lackeys.
Kerry will try to spin this by trotting out something other than the complete records. This is a safe bet for T Boone.
Don’t miss this ping.
Read the challenge put forth by T. Boone Pickens very carefully.
Pickens wants access to 100% of Kerry’s records for the period 1971 to 1978. This does not cover the period that Kerry was in Viet Nam or searing his Cambodia claims into his memory.
If Kerry opens his records from 1971 through 1978 then he opens his activities with the commies and trips to Paris and the circumstances of his discharge.
Johnny will never have the nerve to open these records.