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September 13, 2004

Why Did the Forger Incorrectly Believe Lt. Col. Staudt Was Still Serving in 1973? Distributed Intelligence May Tell

Fresh Air comes up with a terrific catch. I will now post it and take all the credit and glory.

"Interesting article I located. It appears the Boston Globe mistakenly said Staudt retired in 1975 during a story about the 1988 presidential race, in which Lloyd Bentsen's son was accused of using his connections to get into the TANG."
--Fresh Air

BENTSEN'S SON GIVEN TIP ABOUT GUARD JOB

Copyright Boston Globe Newspaper Aug 20, 1988

NEW ORLEANS - The only son of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen Jr., the Democratic vice presidential candidate, was accepted into the Texas Air National Guard in 1968 as a financial officer after being told of a rare opening by the unit's top officer, the Dukakis campaign said yesterday.

Responding to a reporter's inquiry, Marilyn Yaeger, communications director for Bentsen's campaign, said Lloyd Bentsen 3d was told of the opening by Lt. Col. Walter Staudt, commander of the Texas Air National Guard at the time.

The two men met at a party in 1968 at about the time Bentsen was graduating from Stanford University with a master's degree in business administration.

Bentsen, who had been turned down previously for a pilot's position in the Guard because of colorblindness, told Staudt that he was still interested in joining the Guard in some other capacity, Yaeger said.

"Staudt told Bentsen that he just happened to have an opening in his accounting division and suggested he apply," Yaeger said.

...

Staudt retired from the Guard in 1975. Bentsen was campaigning for his father yesterday in Texas. Neither he nor Staudt could be reached for comment.

LINK to archived (i.e., you need to pay) article here.

Fresh Air again: "Burkett probably just relied upon news stories and never actually checked to find out when Staudt retired."

Unbelievable, and most likely a bullseye! Casting about for a good heavy to blame the pulling-strings part of his "documents" upon, the forger came across (or previously knew of) Staudt, previously implicated in pulling strings for Lloyd Bentsen's son in 1968.

He relied upon The Boston Globe to get the date of Staudt's retirement correct-- and, of course, relying on The Boston Globe for anything at all will most likely bite you in your ass.

Hard.

Sweet irony! The forger is undone by his own reliance upon the liberal hacks at the Boston Globe, one of the two groups of liberal hacks most desperately pushing these forgeries in the first place!


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