T. Boone Pickens Responds to Kerry

In case you missed it, here’s Boone Pickens’ response to Kerry yesterday:

“Dear Senator Kerry:

“So glad to hear from you regarding the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth political ad campaign, and an offer I made public at an American Spectator dinner in Washington, D.C. last week. I am intrigued by your letter, and am certainly open to your challenge.

“My concern at the Spectator Dinner was, and continues to be, that you and other political figures were and are maligning the Swift Boat Veterans, and I want to prevent this important part of American history from being unfairly portrayed.”

[snicker] This is rich, isn’t it?

“In order to disprove the accuracy of the Swift Boat ads, I will ultimately need you to provide the following:
1) The journal you maintained during your service in Vietnam.
2) Your military record, specifically your service records for the years
1971-1978 (sic), and copies of all movies and tapes made during your

“When you have done so, if you can then prove anything in the ads was materially untrue, I will gladly award $1 million. As you know, I have been a long and proud supporter of the American military and veterans’ causes. I now challenge you to make this commitment: If you cannot prove anything in the Swift Boat ads to be untrue, that you will make a $1 million gift to the charity I am choosing — the Medal of Honor Foundation.”

LOL. I wonder how he expects to receive “copies of your service records for the years 1971-1978” (sic) since Kerry was in the Navy from 1966-1970?

That’s the kind of games these fools and their backers play, folks. They’re so clueless, they don’t even know the years Kerry served on active duty in the Navy.

And I’m sure that’s precisely the dodge ol’ “Booney” will use to say Kerry didn’t meet his “demands” when he reneges on the deal.

Go away, Mr. Pickens. And take your “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” (sic) with you.

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5 Responses to T. Boone Pickens Responds to Kerry

  1. Zuzu says:

    Pickens *cough John O’Neill cough* is per usual, moving the goal posts.

    First it was an offer to ANYONE who could prove ANYTHING the SBVT liars claimed was not true.

    Now it’s anyone except John Kerry, unless he jumps through ever higher and higher hoops.

    When you make a challenge for proof you don’t get to pick what kind of proof it is. Either Kerry makes his case or he doesn’t.

    They’re on a fishing expedition, just looking for an excuse to get to Kerry’s personal information. And the reason they especially want the records for the years he was in the reserves, even though they’re already public, is that they have been exercising the fantasy that he was not honorably discharged. Of course, actually reading the records and the related stats and regs would have proved the fantasy false, but that’s too much like actually caring about the “truth.”

    And of course they move the goalposts in another major way, by changing the offer to proof about anything SBVT claimed, to proof about their ads only … yes, their opinions.

    Why is Pickens only willing to defend SBVTers’ opinions? Why is he afraid to defend their book, press releases and articles, and media interviews?

    Because it’d be easy Pickens? I think so.

  2. Zuzu says:

    Correction: “by changing the offer for proof” not “to proof.”

  3. john stone says:

    First of all I am very glad that John Kerry challenged these Swift Boat Liars. I am certainly not surprised when the right wing extremists try to weasel out of their promise.
    It just shows that the right wingers have no integrity.Never did, never will!

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  5. Darrell Prows says:

    How about a mediator? How about twelve men good and true? How about any unbiased process? No, the requirement is to change the mind of someone whose mind is already made up, and won’t be honest irrespective of any showing made.

    I wish that this little situation was getting more air play, because it would end up being just one more nail in the conservative coffin.

    (Actually someone in Congress needs to hold some hearings on the whole matter and send out a big old boatload of subpoenas.)