Universal Press Syndicate odds columnist Benjamin Eckstein says, “In the world of betting and gambling, your word is your bond. Whether it’s a $7 bet or a $500,000 bet, once it’s made and once you shake on it, it should be done.” That’s why he’s stepped up and has made offers to both T. Boone Pickens and the Swift Boat veterans in support of Kerry that took up Pickens $1 million challenge suggesting that “his own oversight or the help of a panel to determine who won the wager and what awards might be in order.”
Pickens is again trying to weasel out on the offer he made to to “pay $1 million to anyone who can disprove even a single charge of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” against John Kerry.” The veterans that served with John Kerry have the goods to prove Pickens and the Swift Boat liars are liars and Pickens won’t honor their proof.
Eckstein was “quoted in an ABCNews.com story as saying it would be “sacrilegious” not to follow through on a bet.”
Obviously T. Boone Pickens word is not his bond.