Sometimes the simplest things are the easiest to miss
Will Collier over at Vodkapundit points out an eentsy-beentsy little detail we all overlooked in our exhaustive analysis of the See BS Rathergate memos: the Date.
According to William Campenni:
"So, putting aside the typos, the superscripts, the signatures, the wrong header and address, and all the previously dissected items susceptible to subjective interpretations, how do I prove this memo is a fake? Easy — for the weekend that 1st Lt. Bush was supposedly ordered to report for his physical, May 13-14, 1972, the Ellington Air Guard Base was closed. It was Mother's Day. Except for emergencies, Air Guard units never drilled on Mother's Day; the divorce lawyers would be waiting at the gate.
If George Bush showed up at the clinic that weekend, he would have had to get the key from the gate guard."
Heh. We were so busy looking at the date formats, we missed the actual date. Mother's Day, of all days. Damn these were incompetent forgeries!
There's more. The Thornburgh-Boccardi investigation HAD this information and never followed up. Read Campenni's entire piece here.