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September 15, 2004

Plan B: "What Difference Would It Make?"

Jane Galt caught this quote in today's New York Times article on Killian's secretary and Burkett:

Asked what role Mr. Burkett had in raising questions about Mr. Bush's military service, Mr. Van Os said: "If, hypothetically, Bill Burkett or anyone else, any other individual, had prepared or had typed on a word processor as some of the journalists are presuming, without much evidence, if someone in the year 2004 had prepared on a word processor replicas of documents that they believed had existed in 1972 or 1973 - which Bill Burkett has absolutely not done'' - then, he continued, "what difference would it make?"

Well, gee, no real difference I guess, Mr. Van Os. We're sorry we even brought it up. Forged, real-- mere details in the scheme of things, really, since we already have all the evidence we need that these things happened -- your client's unimpeachable credibility, for example.

Thanks to Brian for pointing that out to me.

Rather Agrees With Burkett's Lawyer: CBS is talking to the secretary (Knox); presumably for the proposition that the contents of the documents are real, although the actual documents are forged.

But CBS has been avoiding airing any evidence that contradicts their report, so who knows, maybe they'll coach her away from using the "F word" (fake, forgery).

In any event, it looks like they're going to use Plan B.

Unbelievable.

When I suggested they might do this I did not really believe they would. I was being a little over-the-top, a little hyperbolic.

Turns out-- not so much.

Thanks to PaulB. for that.


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