DATE: 1/10/2005 11:30:00 AM
Believer to the End - The Rather report reserves most of its harsh language for Mary Mapes, who is a somewhat pathetic figure by the middle of the report. Even after the documents had been torn apart by document experts on the internet, Mapes tried to convince the investigators of their authenticity:
The Panel was not able to reach a definitive conclusion as to the authenticity of the Killian documents. However, Mapes made oral and written presentations to the Panel during its investigation in an effort to demonstrate that the content of the Killian documents was in fact authentic. These presentations were done primarily by comparing the Killian documents with official Bush records to show how well she believed that the Killian documents "meshed" with the official Bush records.Thank goodness today is a really, really slow work day (my big projects come in December and again next month). This report is fascinating reading.