Taking a tip at how to clarify from NBC's Andrea Mitchell, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is gearing up for his coming testimony by coming clean, on his past.
"Gov. Bill Richardson is coming clean on his draft record _ the baseball draft, that is, admitting that his claim to have been a pick of the Kansas City A's in 1966 was untrue.
For nearly four decades, Richardson, often mentioned as a possible Democratic presidential candidate, has maintained he was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics.
The claim was included in a brief biography released when Richardson successfully ran for Congress in 1982. A White House news release in 1997 mentioned it when he was about to be named U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. And several news organizations, including The Associated Press, have reported it as fact over the years.
But an investigation by the Albuquerque Journal found no record of Richardson being drafted by the A's, who have since moved to Oakland, or any other team.
Informed by the newspaper of its findings, the governor acknowledged the error in a story in Thursday's editions.
"After being notified of the situation and after researching the matter ... I came to the conclusion that I was not drafted by the A's," he said.
Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos declined to comment when reached by the AP on Thursday."
Democrats....don't you love them....
"When I got caught on my bullcrap lie I came to a conclusion of the truth".
This guy is rumored to be running for President in 2008. Wanna guess who "leaked" the information about his baseball "record"?
Cpt Ed. weighs in.
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