From Carolyn Kay:
I can’t tell you how to evaluate the truth of this story, as WorldNetDaily has, in the past, been a willing participant in the right-wing cabal’s takeover of our government. [It’s owned by ultra-rghtist Richard Mellon Scaife.-MCM] We know that Bush got special treatment to get into the Guard, that he got special treatment after he quit showing up for duty, and that the records were sanitized after he became governor. But in the past, the right wing has done its best to discredit those stories. What I don’t know is why WorldNetDaily is now willing to trash Bush, whether this story is true or not. But it’s an interesting development.
Miers panel to hear ‘explosive testimony’?
Gag order lifted for ex-lottery boss claiming Miers kept ‘lid’ on Bush Guard controversy
Posted: October 21, 2005
Released from a gag order, Larry Littwin – the controversial former director of the Texas Lottery under Harriet Miers – is free to appear at the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings to give “potentially explosive” testimony damaging both to President Bush and his nominee, according to WND columnist Jerome Corsi.
As WorldNetDaily has reported, Littwin allegedly was fired by Miers because he wanted to investigate improper political influence-buying by lobbyists for GTECH, the firm contracted to run the lottery.
Corsi believes that Littwin, according to an examination of hundreds of contemporary Texas newspaper accounts, will be able to establish under oath that the GTECH contract was preserved on a no-bid basis by then-chairwoman of the Lottery Commission Miers in order to “keep the lid on” the National Guard controversy involving then-Gov. Bush.
The lobbyists included Ben Barnes, the former Texas lieutenant governor who claims he pulled strings to get Bush into the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Lots more really good stuff at MakeThemAccountable.com.