Friday, August 17, 2007, 4:28 pm
By Billy Cox
Richardson: No comment on UFOs
Five weeks into efforts to obtain UFO policy positions from Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson, De Void has finally received a reply from the latter.
Richardson staffer Max Feldman states in an e-mail that “we don’t have a comment on this at this point.” Which suggests the New Mexico governor’s visionary call for UFO disclosure in a 2004 book called “The Roswell Dig Diaries” (De Void, 6/15/07) is radioactive on the campaign trail.
This isn’t surprising, but it’s especially disappointing in light of Richardson’s recent pledge to the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility to restore open government to the White House (http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2007/2007-08-17-09.asp).
With his polling numbers mired at 3 percent in a recent survey by Quinnipiac University, and given that 64 percent of Americans in a 2002 Roper Poll believe federal data on UFOs should be declassified, it’s hard to imagine how the governor’s speaking out on this issue could cost him any political capital.
Still no word from the New York Senator, but the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press have reported this week that documents concerning her White House activities as First Lady might not be released until after the 2008 elections. National Archives officials are reviewing some 80 million pages of documents at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., in efforts to comply with FOIA requests.
No doubt, a number of queries are coming from political rivals anxious to obtain any information they can use against her. But scores have also been filed by Canadian UFO researcher Grant Cameron (Devoid, 7/18/07), who’s making a circumstantial case for the Clintons’ intrigues at http://www.presidentialufo.com/clinton.htm.
Friday, August 17, 2007, 4:13 pm
By Billy Cox
A correction to note: Vicki Ecker, not her husband Don, founded UFO Magazine in 1986. Don Ecker was the magazine's director of research. Mea culpa.