Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Kerry Has Signed the Form! Or Has He?

In an interview with the Boston Globe's editorial board, Kerry said he has indeed signed the form:

AT THIS POINT it comes as no surprise. John Kerry is releasing all his military records -- but then again, he isn't.

In interview yesterday with Globe editorial writers and columnists, the former Democratic presidential nominee was asked if had signed Form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records.

''I have signed it," Kerry said. Then, he added that his staff was ''still going through it" and ''very, very shortly, you will have a chance to see it."

The devil is usually in the details. With Kerry, it's also in the dodges and digressions. After the interview, Kerry's communications director, David Wade, was asked to clarify when Kerry signed SF 180 and when public access would be granted. Kerry drifted over to join the conversation, immediately raising the confusion level. He did not answer the question of when he signed the form or when the entire record will be made public.
As suggested above, always use a little caution with Kerry. Hard to see how he'd get out of this one, though...

UPDATE 7:24 a.m.: My thanks to the most gracious Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit for the link. Enjoy your Tuesday, folks...

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