Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pat-thetic Service Record

That total buffoon Pat (girly* name, "Pat;" no offense to actual girls, of course. Is Pat gender confused?) Robertson still has his sweet grifting gig is further proof of epistemic closure. And by that we mean the common moronic clay are dumb fucks. Dense, amnesiac, demented or all of them, Katie.

If nothing else, shouldn't even the fools who swallow the belief system whole & have no doubt Gawd does speak to Pat regularly wonder why Gawd keeps lying to Robertson? There are only two possibilities here; one or the other fucking lies through his teeth/dentures. See the foot notes to confirm just how forked Robertson's tongue is.
*Sissified, actually. This public stink raised about Pat Robertson in Korea occurred pre-iNternet; we present it as a public service.
Yet McCloskey's lawyer later produced letters to and from Senator Robertson regarding his son's military status. In one, the elder Robertson thanked Gen. Lemuel Shepherd, the Marine Corps commandant, for "your encouraging message concerning Pat.... I am happy he will get some more training before engaging in combat." In another, the Senator passed on the general's good news to Ed Gaines's father, Dr. Francis P. Gaines, then president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. "Pat and Edwin will be going to an interesting and historical part of Japan," he assured his friend, who replied, in an informal note, "[I] shall always be grateful for everything you've done."

McCloskey said he was surprised by Robertson's suit and maintained that the story of the Senator's string-pulling was well known among Marine officers in Korea. The ex-Congressman never thought to retail it for a larger audience until 1981, he said, when he saw Pat Robertson on TV's 700 Club. "He was talking about Congress being soft on Communism," said McCloskey. Piqued by the discrepancy between the preacher's gung-ho anti-Communism on television and his purported evasive action in Korea, McCloskey proceeded to take the matter up with reporters. An article about McCloskey's allegations ran in the Los Angeles Times and brought a firm letter of denial from Robertson. There the matter lay until August 1986, when Democratic Congressman Andrew Jacobs of Indiana, concerned about Robertson's possible presidential bid, asked his friend McCloskey to detail the charges against the TV minister. McCloskey wrote a six-page letter that Jacobs released to the media. Eight weeks later, Robertson sued both men, though the case against Jacobs was dismissed by the court.

It now appears that Robertson underestimated McCloskey's sense of offended honor. Inviting bankruptcy by spending $400,000 in his own defense, McCloskey tracked down several of the men who served with Robertson. Others came forward when they read about the suit. These men confirmed, in sworn depositions, that Robertson never saw combat and spent much of his tour in Masan, Korea, keeping the bar well-stocked at the officers' club. Paul William Brosman Jr., a second lieutenant who served with Robertson there, also testified under oath that Robertson was "inconsiderate" of a 19-year-old Korean barracks maid—pinching her and carrying on in public even though she was obviously unreceptive and terrified that other Koreans would conclude she was a prostitute. "She would plead with him to stop," said Brosman, "and he wouldn't stop. None of the rest of us would have done that. [We knew that] the prostitutes were dead meat when we left because they had ruined their lives to make money off the Americans." Robertson's lawyer, Joel Leising, asked Brosman whether he recalled any specific conversations with the future minister in Korea. "Well, yeah," said Brosman, a retired linguistics professor in New Orleans. "He was scared to death he had gonorrhea...."

Perhaps the strongest testimony—the "smoking gun," McCloskey called it—was that of Lt. Col. Good Burleson, who was a liaison officer in Tokyo in 1951. Burleson, now 76 and retired, said last week that he remembered a dispatch from Marine command concerning the son of a Virginia legislator (whose name he couldn't recall).The politician, said Burleson, was worried that "had not had sufficient combat training to go to Korea" and asked that he be taken off the ship. "I sort of resented it," recalled Burleson, "because I felt that he probably got as much training as the other lieutenants on the ship, and I didn't like for a Congressman's [sic] son to get preferential treatment." At the time, it was highly unusual for a second lieutenant in Korea not to see combat duty; of the 71 officers aboard the Breckinridge, more than half were killed or wounded in Korea.
Greater detail from McCloskey's book. And a little something from the L.A. Times.
If only Robertson had been. But the grifting fuck will doubtless have joined his maker before making any restitution for the Social Security & pension funds he took from the purses of widows across the nation.

1 comment:

Weird Dave said...

Well, Pat was right about the stock market.