Sunday, October 09, 2005

Oh Hah! Oh Hee! Oh He-ho'!

The name Jeff Gannon/James Guckert is coming back to haunt the White House re the Wilson leaks. Specifically, how did Jeffy/James get hold of “an internal government memo prepared by US intelligence personnel”? Joe Conason posted an article in on October 7 in which he said, “On Oct. 28, 2003, Gannon posted an interview with Joseph Wilson on the Talon Web site, in which he posed the following question: 'An internal government memo prepared by U.S. intelligence personnel details a meeting in early 2002 where your wife, a member of the agency for clandestine service working on Iraqi weapons issues, suggested that you could be sent to investigate the reports. Do you dispute that?'” How did Gannon get the memo? Conason says Gannon “hinted” that he got it from the Wall Street Journal. Maybe so. But Gannon was regularly visiting the White House at the time. Raw Story carried an article on April 25, 2005 showing the findings of Rep. Louise Slaughter (Ranking Member House Rules Committee) and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee). By using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Slaughter and Conyers requested and received documents, which had been released by the Secret Service re Gannon's access to the White House. Slaughter and Conyers wrote a letter (see to press secretary Scott McClellan asking him to explain why Gannon was given access to the White House on more than 200 occasions, sometimes checked into the White and didn't check out, and sometimes spent the night in the White House. Gannon had no press credentials except those from Talon. com. Talon was subsequently found to be a bogus news site. And Gannon was a male prostitute at the time. Oh you sly White House dogs. It's been widely reported that in 1976 Bush was sent to “Worthy Creations” in El Paso, TX to get degayed. A year later, he was straight, born again and married to Laura Welch. But now it's beginning to look like all that degaying, detoxing, and reborning just didn't work. Which, you know, would be pretty much George W. Bush's own damn bidness if he weren't POTUS and if his addictions didn't imperil our nation. Is it possible someone else in the White House inner circle was using Jeff Gannon's many-faceted services? Sure. But think about it. Who lives in the White House day and night?


Barry Schwartz said...

Barney lives there day and night.


"It's been widely reported that in 1976 Bush was sent to “Worthy Creations” in El Paso, TX to get degayed."

Well, yes it has been widely reported but it's not true.This story was originally "reported" at a site called Fanatical Apathy"

Commenting on the whole Swift Boat Veterans smears Adam Felber wrote:

So in the interest of balance, here are a couple of smears against George W. Bush. I don’t have any evidence, just things I’ve heard around the water cooler, uh, somewhere. Your obvious next step (if you were a scurrilous and subversive personality, note that I am NOT encouraging anyone to DO this, no…) would be to pick one or two, cut and paste ‘em into emails, and circulate them as widely as possible. Then, when Bush is forced to deny them, the Kerry camp can talk about how crazy and defensive he seems.

One of several such smears to be circulated was:

Why is Bush so hostile to the idea of gay marriage? Perhaps because until 1977, George W. Bush was gay. According to a group of 29 Yale classmates who comprise “Gay Ivy Leaguers for Truth,” Bush was “known to be at least sexually experimental throughout his time in college.” One of Bush’s alleged former boyfriends, Anthony Berusca (class of ‘70), told The Dallas Morning News that Bush was “deeply conflicted about being gay, even somewhat self-hating.” Berusca is convinced that this conflict led to Bush’s drinking problems, but describes the President as a “gentle, caring lover.” In 1976, the Bush family arranged for George to join “Worthy Creations,” a church group in El Paso that focusses on converting homosexuals through faith. A year later, Bush was straight, born again, and engaged to Laura Welch (Bush).

Worthy Creations is a real group but there is no Anthony Berusca or any such Dallas Morning news story. However, as Felber suggested, people did email this story. One such email went to blogger Joseph Cannon who, only glancing at the original Felber page, repeated it on his site Cannonfire. From there it was picked up by numerous others. Joe Cannon has since admitted his mistake but to no avail.

The whole thing, of course, serves Bush right.

Joy Tomme said...

Oops! I surely slipped up on that one. And Gary Buell has corrected me, for which I give thanks. And I had so loved that whole Worthy Creations story too. Loved it enough that this is at least the second (maybe third) time I've repeated it. more.

But's true, the whole thing serves Bush right.

Joy Tomme