From the Washington Post
Records Reportedly Faxed From Abilene
Documents allegedly written by a deceased officer that raised questions about President Bush’s service with the Texas Air National Guard bore markings showing they had been faxed to CBS News from a Kinko’s copy shop in Abilene, Tex., according to another former Guard officer who was shown the records by the network.
The markings provide one piece of evidence suggesting a source for the documents, whose authenticity has been hotly disputed since CBS aired them in a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sept. 8. The network has declined to name the person who provided them, saying the source was confidential, or to explain how the documents came to light after more than three decades.
There is only one Kinko’s in Abilene, and it is 21 miles from the Baird, Tex., home of retired Texas National Guard officer Bill Burkett, who has been named by several news outlets as a possible source for the documents.
curiouser and curiouser
Just a thought– Burkett has a decades old grudge against Bush and a history of mental illness. (That he blames on Bush) The guy has had multiple nervous breakdowns. If this is the source Rather called unimpeachable, THAT might be worse than running bogus documents. You could (try to) make the case Rather was fooled by the documents. Clearly he knows who Burkett is and his history of metal problems. Hardly the kind of guy a seasoned professional would call unimpeachable. . . Unless he were lying of course.
Just a thought II– I wonder if there is surveillance tape. 8 weeks ago probably not. But we might get an eyewitness. Anyone live near that Kinko’s?
If he paid with a charge card that is subpoenable should it get that far.