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  •  But it WASN'T that difficult... (none)
    ...to tell they were fakes. As I e-mailed a fellow Democrat on Friday, 9/10/2004:

    Hate to admit it, but those saying the "newly uncovered" Bush memos are fake are correct.

    I knew they were fake at 5 AM yesterday when I saw the enlargements in the paper. Twenty years of doing what I do has given me some knowledge, and I immediately know word processing and laser printout when I see it; I therefore definitely knew that those docs were NOT done in 1972, particularly not on what equipment the Texas Air National Guard would've had around then or even 10 years later from then.

    (To paraphrase the late Lloyd Bentsen: "I knew 1972. 1972 was [sort of] a friend of mine. Documents, you are not from 1972.")

    I was hoping that the enlargements in the paper were intended only as illustrations and not as photocopies of the "real" thing -- but apparently not.

    Worse still: This will only help Bush, as "evidence" that They Are Out To Get God's Candidate, especially since it'll be among the big topics on the Sunday yakfests.

    Moral of this story: If you're gonna shoot at an elephant, don't use blanks, for God's sake! Arrrgh.

    :-(

    •  uh... (4.00)
      nothing personal, but even experts who have seen the actual document in question have said they don't know for a fact that it is a forgery, just that it could be a forgery.

      More to the point, no one can determine their authenticity by looking at an enlargement of a photocopy reprinted in a newspaper.

      I'm not saying they are authentic, mind you, but they've not been proven to be either real or fake. By people who've seen the actual document.

      ...Freedom is on the march. Straight to the gas chamber. this is infidelica...

      by snookybeh on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 02:26:46 PM PST

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