Dan Rather Might Call George Bush to Testify

In discussing Dan Rather’s suit yesterday I noted that the validity of the charges against Bush, even if the questionable memos are ignored. I wonder if Bush isn’t as much a target in the suit as CBS. There’s speculation that Rather will call George Bush as a witness:

Former CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather choked back tears on several occasions today when discussing his decision to file a lawsuit against CBS and he left many audience members with a sense that he may call President George W. Bush as a witness should the lawsuit proceed to trial (and Rather said he hoped it would).

When asked by Carol Joynt, host of the “Q&A Café” held at Nathans restaurant who worked with Rather at CBS in the 1970s, whether “he’d like to” call President Bush as a witness in the trial, Rather paused, then said “I’d like not to answer the question,” leaving both Joynt and audience members wondering whether the newsman has Bush in his sights.” Joynt later told Yeas & Nays, “From the look in his eye — and he gave me a definite Ratheresque look — I got the impression he will call the president as a witness. Possibly both of them: 41 and 43. He implied the suit is not against them, but what the suit is about stems directly from his antagonistic relationship with them.”

It would be interesting to see George Bush testify under oath about his National Guard experience and have to respond to the ten discrepancies quoted in yesterday’s post. If Bush were to answer honestly and verify the story, this would vindicate Dan Rather. If Bush were to lie under oath, and this could be proven, would this be any less grounds for impeachment than Bill Clinton lying about an affair in the Paula Jones trial?

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    janet says:

    Whoa! You have posed the perfect question. I like this.

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