Saturday, September 18, 2004

Burkett Contacted Max Cleland about the "fake, but accurate" TANG docs

WAPO's latest on the Burkett-Kerry campaign connection.

"In an Aug. 21 posting, Burkett referred to a conversation with former senator

Max Cleland (D-Ga.) about the need to counteract Republican tactics: 'I asked if

they wanted to counterattack or ride this to ground and outlast it, not spending

any money. He said counterattack. So I gave them the information to do it with.

But none of them have called me back.'

Cleland confirmed that he had a two- or three-minute conversation by cell phone with a Texan named Burkett in mid-August while he was on a car ride. He remembers Burkett saying that he had 'valuable' information about Bush, and asking what he should with it. 'I told him to contact the [Kerry] campaign,' Cleland said. 'You get this information tens of times a day, and you don't know if it is legit or not.'"