July 21, 2004


Alert SteynOnline correspondent David Hallstrom writes:

Have you seen that on Joe Wilson's website restorehonesty.com (Paid for by John Kerry for President) the link to "What I Didn't Find in Africa" no longer works?

I'm certain Cheney is behind this somehow.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 21, 2004 06:00 AM

Maybe they couldn't find the page from the poolside either?

Posted by: Crusader at July 21, 2004 at 06:12 AM

Hah. Try searching for ANY mention of Joe Wilson on the Kerry site.

Here: Just try.

Posted by: Charlie (Colorado) at July 21, 2004 at 06:15 AM

Actually, I just searched for "special counsel" and that press release has disappeared too -- the only instance of "special counsel" is the story about Chuck Colson saying Nixon wanted to stop Kerry.

Posted by: Charlie (Colorado) at July 21, 2004 at 06:20 AM

Kerry is ditching him fast.

Posted by: David at July 21, 2004 at 06:28 AM

Charlie CO - that's downright . . . Stalinist in its airbrushing of history. A week ago, they funded his website and touted him as an advisor. Today . . . . dead silence.

I await the airbrushing of Sandy Berger.

Posted by: R C Dean at July 21, 2004 at 06:29 AM

I await the airbrushing of Sandy Berger.

Chubby as he is, you'll need an industrial-grade spray gun and a diesel compressor to do it.

Posted by: Mike at July 21, 2004 at 07:26 AM

A lot of the other links on that page are links to johnkerry.com, but are apparently redirected back to restorehonesty.com, where the content is being shown under the restorehonesty template. My guess is that they're rapidly moving content to the Wilson site and redirecting.

Someone should make a screeen-grab of the funding attribution....

Posted by: Charlie (Colorado) at July 21, 2004 at 08:07 AM

This link from restorehonesty.com to the "special counsel" thing on johnkerry.com the site:


404's; as I noted above, "special counsel" no longer finds a word about Wilson, Niger, or Africa on Kerry's site.

Posted by: Charlie (Colorado) at July 21, 2004 at 08:10 AM

It's not linked from anywhere on Kerry's site, but this year-old fluff piece from the Baltimore Sun is still there:


The title -- "Wilson, A Man on the Spot" -- now seems eerily prescient, but not in the way the writer intended.

Posted by: Paul H at July 21, 2004 at 09:04 AM

What are the chances that "No yellowcake with my mint tea, please" Wilson and "For-Your-Eyes-Only-Confidential codpiece" Berger will be given front row seats at the Dem convention next week? Kerry can really pick 'em.

Posted by: c at July 21, 2004 at 09:36 AM

Hey, not to worry, Kerry has it all sewn up. This is
according to...uh....hmmm.....uh ...darn....oh, one
of those guys over there.

Posted by: Mike H. at July 21, 2004 at 10:13 AM

Hmm..funny, two days ago every single link on that page went to info stored at www.johnkerry.com.

Now they all direct to pages stored on restorehonesty.com except for 3 links and two buttons...

Those 3 links and 2 buttons now go to JohnKerry 404 pages..EXCEPT the "contribute" button at the top of the page, it still works.

I've screen shotted it all, including the properties. They're moving em as we're typing.

Pretty interesting..

Did a screen shot of the whois as well. Wonder how much longer the owner will be shown as John Kerry for President?

By the way, even the chat transcript is stored on restore honesty..but, it's posted on the Kerry Blog..interesting read from a man who is so "honest"..


Posted by: Tink at July 22, 2004 at 10:35 AM

Ok, now the chat transcript has been removed from the Kerry blog archives..all that's there now is a picture of Wilson, a couple of paragraphs..and a link to Restore Honesty for "more information"

The link used to say For more information about Joe Wilson, see Restore honesty..blah blah blah..

(check the archives for the week of October 26..the chat was done on Oct 29)

Can we say distancing? I knew that we could.

Posted by: Tink at July 22, 2004 at 10:54 AM