In his Oct. 4 WorldNetDaily column, Jerome Corsi drops a startling admission among a big pile of disingenuousness. In the midst of raising questions about Harriet Miers, President Bush's pick for Supreme Court justice, he makes note of Ben Barnes, a former Texas lieutenant governor linked to a state lottery scandal during the time that Miers was running the lottery -- and the guy who said he pulled some strings to get a young George W. Bush into the National Guard.
Corsi drops this important note in the middle of this: "The Barnes melodrama got drowned out by the forged document saga, but to this day nobody has disproved Barnes played the role he said he did."
Unfortunately, instead of running with that, Corsi turns disingenuous:
I doubt if the Swift Boat Vets will come back together to pursue this one – the only complaint the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ever agreed on was that John Kerry was "Unfit for Command," not that George W. Bush was. Just writing this article should dismiss some of the urban legend that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were just a Bush campaign surrogate.
Wrong. By relentlessly attacking Kerry -- and raising no questions about Bush's military record -- Corsi and the Swift Boat Vets were de facto Bush supporters. And we don't recall Corsi being eager to take a few minutes away from his Kerry-bashing to relay this news to the public before the election.
Remember how WND conveniently forgot to disclose anything about Corsi's record of bigotry until well after the election, when it couldn't do any damage to WND's Kerry-crushing crusade? This is the same thing. Corsi could have forwarded damaging information about Bush before the election -- which he admits here that he knew -- but he chose not to.