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Breaking The Taboo Finally

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 13:25:25 -0400
Archived: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 13:25:25 -0400
Subject: Breaking The Taboo Finally

Source: Billy Cox's Blog|De Void


October 31. 2007 1:26PM

Breaking The Taboo Finally
By Billy Cox


Like a mischievous frat boy with a cherry bomb and a cigarette
lighter, Tim Russert thought heíd have a little fun last night
with the Dennis Kucinich UFO thing at the Democratic
presidential debate. But the "Meet the Press" host had no idea
what he was tampering with.

Pressed for an answer about whether Shirley MacLaineís claims in
an upcoming book were true, Kucinich finally confessed the sin
of having seen a UFO. With a twinkle in his eye, continuing in
the jocular spirit in which he was asked, Kucinich added, "Iím
also going to move my campaign office to Roswell, New Mexico,
and another one in Exeter, New Hampshire, OK?" The latter was a
reference to Rudy Giulianiís campaign stop there a few weeks ago
(De Void 10/16/07).

Russertís tweak degenerated into a sputtering exchange over
whether more Americans had seen UFOs than supported President
Bush. "Wait, weíre just getting started here," Kucinich
protested before Russert tossed a non sequitur to Barack Obama
about whether he believes thereís life beyond Earth.

Just getting started, indeed.

Moments later, in the post-debate aftermath, MSNBCís Chris
Matthews asked Bill Richardson about UFOs. "Itís an odd thing to
ask," Matthews said, affecting an apologetic tone, "I wouldnít
have asked it except Dennis Kucinich... said he saw a UFO."

Richardson hadnít volunteered any comments to the media about
UFOs since advocating government disclosure in a Sci Fi Channel-
sponsored Roswell book five years ago. Suddenly pinned down on
national television, the New Mexico governor chuckled and
squirmed and equivocated about how -- har-har -- thereís "no
credible evidence" and "I promote UFOs as a tourism issue" but
"the federal government has not come clean" about UFOs.

"Stop the music! Stop the music, Governor!" railed the
ostensibly naive Matthews. "Did you say the United States
government is covering up a history of the UFO sighting in your

In the disjointed rush of sentence fragments that frequently
characterizes "Hardball" repartee, Richardson actually managed
to string together a few cogent rejoinders like, "They donít
produce documents, Chris. They should just get it all out."

Matthewsí golly-gee conclusion: "I think Iím seeing a battle
between the anti-evolution party and the pro-UFO party
developing here."

Somewhere in the background of all this unprecedented UFO talk,
you had to wonder if Hillary Clintonís heart was fluttering just
a little harder Tuesday night. Russert asked why her husband had
written the National Archives requesting that their
correspondences during his White House years remain sealed until
2012. Obama took the cue and chided Clinton for a lack of

Among those anxiously awaiting the release of selected Clinton
Library documents is Canadian UFO researcher Grant Cameron.
Cameronís FOIA requests are idling near the front of the line,
and his issues are detailed at:


Russert didnít realize it, but in goosing Kucinich, he just
opened an avenue for a long-overdue discussion. Whether or not
the media exploits the opening remains to be seen. But ice is
broken, the candidates are on notice, and this ballís in play.

So, again: Thank you, Shirley MacLaine. Whatever it takes.

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