Saturday, September 18, 2004
Rathergate Links to Cleland, Kerry & DNC prompt Bush + RNC response
Articles in the Washington Post and New York Times tying apparent CBS document forgery source Bill Burkett directly to Max Cleland, the DNC & Kerry campaign prompts a public response from President Bush and the RNC:
"Bill Burkett, Democrat activist and Kerry campaign supporter, passes information to the DNC; Kerry campaign surrogate Max Cleland discusses "valuable" information with Bill Burkett; Bill Burkett talks to "senior" Kerry campaign officials; an apparently unsuspecting news organization uses faked forged memos and an interview with Ben Barnes at the same time the Democratic National Committee launched Operation Fortunate Son; and Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill was among the first to call Ben Barnes and congratulate him after his interview. The trail of connections is becoming increasingly clear."