Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo is all over the story about former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes and his role in securing a spot in the Texas Air National Guard for George W. Bush back in the late 1960’s. Here’s the link to the video itself where Mr. Barnes talks about what he did, and Josh also supplies the transcript here. Josh also follows up with the inevitable backlash from the Bush campaign and their Nazguls as in Robert Novak. Notice that no one, however, at Bush/Cheney, is denying Barnes’ story with any factual evidence to support their side.
This little video has been around for a while – a pro-Kerry site in Texas got it and ran with it in June. But in light of the SBVT campaign, it has suddenly come forward. Ah, the power of the ‘net.