Ken Cordier, a retired Air Force colonel who resigned as an adviser to President Bush’s reelection campaign after appearing in a Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad, is scheduled to appear today, as is Paul Galanti, who also appeared in a Swift Boat ad.
The Kerry campaign did not respond to a call seeking comment on the documentary.
However, Democrats are firing anew at President Bush’s service record in the Vietnam era. The party seized on reports in The Boston Globe and elsewhere highlighting newly released documents that showed that Bush failed to meet his entire military obligation with the Texas Air National Guard.
“Either George Bush was deliberately lying to the American public or he had some type of severe memory loss,” Democratic Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe told reporters during a conference call to discuss what he billed the “shocking revelations.”
According to the Globe, a re-examination of Bush’s records showed that the president’s “attendance at required training drills was so irregular that his superiors could have disciplined him or ordered him to active duty in 1972, 1973, or 1974. ... But they did neither.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.