Saturday, September 11, 2004

Thank-you Gordon Bloyer

Gordon Bloyer authored an article entitled "Bush Guard Service, the True Story".

I questioned his quotations from Aerospaceweb.com, which don't appear on their site. I posted an email I received from Aerospaceweb that disavowed any knowledge of the following quote in the article:

The folks at aerospaceweb concluded.........

While Bush did not see combat in Vietnam, it is also obvious he was not seeking a way to avoid the risk of being sent to Vietnam. At the time he was training to be an F102 pilot, ANG units and that aircraft type were based in Vietnam.
Mr. Bloyer sent me an email admitting he had mis-edited the piece and told me where to find the original. That last paragraph actually came from Judicious Asininity:

While Bush did not see combat in Vietnam, it is also obvious he was not seeking a way to avoid the risk of being sent to Vietnam. At the time he was training to be an F102 pilot, ANG units and that aircraft type were based in Vietnam. Thanks to Balloon Juice for the link. Send it on to all your Democrat friends repeating Democrat talking points about Bush being AWOL.

I appreciate Mr. Bloyer's willingness to answer my question and admit a mistake. He has higher standards than some major news organizations!

Again, I'd like to point out that if you try to follow a link to the original article at Aerospaceweb.com, it's no longer available.

Update (10:45 pm 9/12/04): I sent Mr. Bloyer a follow-up email, and asked him if he was going to post a correction anywhere. This is what he wrote:

Kate,
Sure you can post it. It is not possible to change it now. It has been riding a bullet around the internet. The article was hit over 2900 times, just on the freeper site. It has been posted on so many websites, I can't keep up with it.

This is the site the quote came from........
http://www.asininity.com/comments/P1956_0_1_0/

Thanks for your interest.

Gordon Bloyer
At least it's documented here, just in time for the next onslaught of allegations about President Bush's military service.