Sunday, July 25, 2004

Inconvenient, inadvertant retention

Having tried to prevent further investigation of Bush's desertion from the Texas Air National Guard in 1972 by claiming that his pay records had been conveniently but "inadvertantly" destroyed, the Pentagon has now managed to "find" a copy. I guess they were inconveniently and inadvertantly retained. Unfortunately, they don't show any record of Bush being paid during the period in question - and there's no record of his ever complaining about his missing paychecks. One explanation for this is that, being rich, Dubya just didn't notice or care. Another is that he wasn't paid (and didn't complain) because he didn't show up. Which do you think is more likely?