BUCKHEAD UNVEILED….The Los Angeles Times has uncovered the name of the Free Republic poster who first drew attention to the Killian memo forgeries:
….it did not come from an expert in typography or typewriter history as some first thought. Instead, it was the work of Harry W. MacDougald, an Atlanta lawyer with strong ties to conservative Republican causes who helped draft the petition urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to disbar President Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Times has found.
The identity of “Buckhead,” a blogger known previously only by his screen name on the site freerepublic.com and lifted to folk hero status in the conservative blogosphere since last week’s posting, is likely to fuel speculation among Democrats that the efforts to discredit the CBS memos were engineered by Republicans eager to undermine reports that Bush received preferential treatment in the National Guard more than 30 years ago.
MacDougald sounds like a real piece of work from the Times’ description, but there’s no special evidence that suggests he knew anything about the memos before they were aired on 60 Minutes. We’ll have to wait and see if the Times comes up with anything more.