Friday, October 01, 2004

The Bushies and the Swifties

Jim Lindgren at The Volokh Conspiracy wonders about connections between the Bush campaign and the Swift Boat veterans For Truth ads. He cites this exchange between George Bush and Bill O'Reilly...
O'REILLY: You didn't know anything about the Swift Boat ads before they went on the air, did you?

BUSH: No. I didn't.

O'REILLY: Did Karl Rove know anything about it?

BUSH: I don't think so. In other words, you're asking if anybody coordinated this in our campaign?

O'REILLY: No, whether they'd give you a heads up they were going to do it.

BUSH: Not to my knowledge.

...and then describes Pres. Bush as looking "awfully sick to his stomach".

I don't see anything sinister here. So he didn't say "Absolutely not!!"; he knows better than to vouch for the actions of people he can't watch 24/7. When you don't know the answer to a question, the correct response is "I don't know". The stupid response is to speak of things you cannot know about. Bush knows better.

Ya gotta love this. (Unless you work at CBS.)

The remodeled romper room

No, your monitor isn't broken; I made some changes. I was getting bored with the old template.

More on "Haileygate"...

Wizbang reports that the Hailey report may have been done at the request of Utah State University. There are lots of interesting links on the Wizbang page. The report site is down and University authorities are investigating the situation.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Rathergate saga won't go away

This is just too funny!

In the ongoing Rathergate melodrama, another defender has stepped forward to safeguard Dan's virtue. This knight in shining armor claims to have proof that the See-BS memos are, in fact, the product of a typewriter. However, Wizbang has got the goods on him!

David Hailey of Utah State had rallied the hopes of Dan's peeps at the Boston Globe with his analysis of the infamous memos. But he made a mistake or two. The first was failing to look at his published handywork at high magnification. It becomes obvious that characters were added to his "typewriter" samples with Photoshop. Why would one say that Photoshop was used? That leads us to his second mistake: Leaving his Photoshop files in a public folder on the university server. Word is that the Boston Globe has stopped returning Hailey's phone calls.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

No, I didn't feel it

...But I imagine that the folks at the Parkfield earthquake observatory are quite excited about today's quake. Preliminary magnitude is 5.9.