Ralph CInque writes:
“I think Mr. Morley is being a bit dismissive of the George HW Bush claim. There really is very good correlation between the figure on the sidewalk in front of the TSBD and George HW Bush, including posturally. So, it isn’t just a facial match; it’s the body that matches as well. But, the case involves so much more than the matching images. It includes George HW Bush interacting with police that day, where he was briefly detained. And it includes all the fishy stuff he said afterwards which makes you realize he’s hiding something. And no, he was not a national figure at the time that most people would recognize. When he ran for President in 1979, millions of Americans hadn’t heard of him and didn’t recognize him.”
Ralph: to say that you have “a body match” between the figure seen in front of TSBD and real George H.W. Bush is perhaps even more subjective (and uncorrobarable) than a putative face match. What is the measure of a “body match?” How is a non-match defined? The methodology feels vague at best.
Yes, it is curious that Bush once said he couldn’t recall where he was on November 22. But that is not a fact that indicates he was in Dealey Plaza when Kennedy was killed. Yes, his actions can be view as suspicious. But that is all the evidence warrants. To say he had something to hide may be true. That still doesn’t put him in Dealey Plaza.
To me the lack of corroborating eyewitness testimony is very telling. Not a single one of the hundreds of people who talked about their experience that day ever mentioned seeing George H.W. Bush, not even in retrospect.
Bush was a public figure in Texas. He was known in the oil industry as for his East Coast roots and Wall Street connections. He was known among Republicans as the chairman of the Harris County Republican party. He had made headlines as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. He had critciized JFK’s civil rights bill.
If he had been walking around Dealey Plaza you would thing at least one person would have said “George Bush was there” or “that fella running for U.S. Senate was standing by the wall.” There is no such testimony and never has been for 50 years. The GHWB theory has been circulating for years now and no one, to my knowledge, has come forward to say, “I saw him there.” Absent such corroboration, I see no reason to believe that Bush was in Dealey Plaza, much less than he had any role in the gunfire.