Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Contenders: Pickens vs. Kerry for $1 million

Sen. John Kerry, whose 2004 presidential campaign was shredded by critics of his Vietnam War record, said Friday he has personally accepted Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens' offer of $1 million to anyone who can disprove even a single charge of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Pickens faxed a letter to Kerry on Friday indicating his acceptance, "I am certainly open to your challenge," but he said he would not pay Kerry unless the senator first provided him with copies of his wartime journals, any movies he filmed while on patrol and his complete military records for the years 1971 through 1978.

In addition, Pickens proposed a counter-challenge: "If you cannot prove anything in the Swift Boat ads to be untrue, that you will make a $1 million gift to the charity I am choosing -- the (Congressional) Medal of Honor Foundation."

I'm looking forward to seeing Kerry's magic hat from his tippity-top secret "Christmas in Cambodia" mission.

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