Friday, July 9

Fire Breathing Dog , I mean Dogzilla

From the NYT via Digby comes the latest reagarding the whereabouts of prince inadvertant servitude.

Military records that could help establish President Bush's whereabouts during his disputed service in the Texas Air National Guard more than 30 years ago have been inadvertently destroyed, according to the Pentagon.
"Darn, these records would have let the fire breathing dog that is the question about my service records to rest. Now youll just have to trust that I served like I said I did." Said a slightly annoyed Bush. "Not that I haven't allready answered those questions to the best of my memory" the CIC answered
It said the payroll records of "numerous service members," including former First Lt. Bush, had been ruined in 1996 and 1997 by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service during a project to salvage deteriorating microfilm. No back-up paper copies could be found, it added in notices dated June 25.
This is really bad news. The records in question would have revealed that Mr Cheney had in fact recieved 3 purple hearts, a silver and two bronze stars for valor above and beyond while commanding swift boats up and down the Mekong Delta. Only a true patriot would hide a meritorious service with a five deferrment/better things to do argument.
He went on: "In 1996 and 1997, DFAS engaged with limited success in a project to salvage deteriorating microfilm. During this process the microfilm payroll records of numerous service members were damaged, including from the first quarter of 1969 (Jan. 1 to March 31) and the third quarter of 1972 (July 1 to Sept. 30). President Bush's payroll records for these two quarters were among the records destroyed. Searches for backup paper copies of the missing records were unsuccessful."
Education Secretary Rod Paige was overheard commenting "I hope the kids don't get wind of this" and promiced to raise the homework excuse alert to magenta.