So this guy who funded the Swift Boat Liars, T Bone Pickens a couple of days ago at a American Spectator Dinner. Attendance to which must be one of the painful things imaginable. Lets face it any dinner where Krauthammer gets the Barbara Olson Award for Excellence & Independence in Journalism has to be excruciating (I'm not joking.) Don't these people know that irony is dead?
Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, a major contributor to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, apparently offered $1 million to anyone who could disprove any of the Swifties' claims about John Kerry's service in Vietnam. -- salon.com
This was confirmed by fellow liar Ben Domenench who was there handing out dinner rolls or something.
But here is the good part, Kerry sends a letter to Pickens stating, I'll take that bet. Being a typical right wing gasbag lying big mouth he immediately welshed on the bet. Bailing on his own bet faster than a college republican can avoid a recruiter.
Dear Senator Kerry:
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, and copies of all movies and tapes made during your
Oh, please, either you and your right wing friends told the truth or you didn't. If you have the truth you don't need Kerry to prove anything. Unless you can't prove your allegations, in which case you are lying and smearing a decorated veteran. Lets face it you rich elitist prick, your actions with the other Swift Boat Liars caused one of the most egregious anti-veteran things I have ever seen. The purple band-aid that your friend Morton Blackwell printed up hundreds of and asinine people wore at the GOP convention. You dis-respected every winner of the Purple Heart. So, I am really not surprised that you won't keep your word. You never had an integrity to begin with. Just another wrinkly old white guy for the irrelevant and soon to be dead pile.