The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Friday, February 13, 2004


At 8 a.m. this morning San Jose Mercury News technology columnist Dan Gillmor proclaimed "Press Waking Up on Bush AWOL Story":



Editor and Publisher: Reporters Swarm on Alabama in Pursuit of 'AWOL' Story. Newspaper and wire service reporters from around the country are swarming around Montgomery, Ala. -- until this week perhaps best known as the home of country music legend Hank Williams -- in search of anyone who can remember President Bush serving time as a National Guardsman at the local air base in 1972. For the most part, they have come up empty so far.


The swarm should also look at records in Denver and elsewhere, as it's no doubt doing by now.

Any journalist covering this story, however belatedly, should be checking in regularly at Kevin Drum's excellent Calpundit blog, which has been keeping a close eye on the case. (Drum would do everyone a favor if he collected all of the Bush-National Guard postings on a single page, because we have to hunt for them in the current format.)


I wonder if Drum would collect a link to this InstaPundit post from 7:12 a.m. this morning:


THE BOSTON GLOBE REPORTS that the Bush AWOL story is collapsing, as a key witness turns out to have lied. ...


Gillmor shows up to the Bush-was-AWOL party, only to find that the keg has run dry and the police have arrived.


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