I was on the road, mostly without access to news or internet, when this whole memogate thing broke, so I’ve been catching up on it afterwards. Unless I’m missing something, CBS may well have been punk’d shame on CBS, but in what way does this alter the basic fact that Bush pulled strings to jump the line and get into the Air National Guard ahead of other candidates…let alone the fact that there is no record of his ever showing up for duty in Alabama, and no one who can remember him ever being there?
It’s as if someone faked a 1979 bar bill for Bush. Tsk, tsk and all, but he was still a drunk.
With the focus off Bush’s record and onto 1970’s typewriter fonts, Karl Rove couldn’t have planned this better if he’d tried. Which, for all we know, he did.