Friday, September 10, 2004

Democrat dirty tricks?

Could the Dems be so scared of losing (or so intent on winning) that they will do whatever it takes--even fabricating evidence?

Independent document examiner Sandra Ramsey Lines (search) said the memos looked like they had been produced on a computer using Microsoft Word software, which wasn't available when the documents were supposedly written in 1972 and 1973.

Lines, a document expert and fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (search), pointed to a superscript — a smaller, raised "th" in "111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron" — as evidence indicating forgery. Microsoft Word automatically inserts superscripts in the same style as the two on the memos obtained by CBS, she said.

"I'm virtually certain these were computer-generated," Lines said after reviewing copies of the documents at her office in Paradise Valley, Ariz. She produced a nearly identical document using her computer's Microsoft Word software.

(Read the entire story at FOXNews)

I may not be a document specialist, but in the early 70's, there were very few typewriters capable of creating "a smaller, raised "th"" of the sort noted--only the IBM Selectric comes to mind. Any early 70s veterans out there remember seeing Selectrics on a clerk's desk? Awfully expensive typewriters at the time--it's hard to imagine an ANG unit would have one.

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