NYT Reporter: Swift Boat Vets for Truth 'Ugly Chapter' in U.S. History
Deborah Solomon, reporter for the New York Times Magazine, conducted her weekly Q&A this Sunday with Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, ostensibly discussing his plan to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil by harnessing wind power.
Solomon: You helped re-elect Bush in '04 when you gave $3 million to the Swift Boat campaign to discredit John Kerry's Vietnam service. Do you regret your involvement?
Pickens: Why would I?
Solomon: Because it's such an ugly chapter in American political history.
Pickens: Oh, I see. Well, it was true. Everything that went into those ads was the truth.
Solomon: Really? I thought it was all invented.
Pickens: I never did anything dishonest.