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Re: Fife Symington

From: Stephen Bassett <PRG.nul>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:32:30 +0100
Archived: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:46:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Fife Symington

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:45:34 -0500
>Subject: Re: Fife Symington

>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:45:15 +0000
>>Subject: Fife Symington [was: Secret Access: UFOs On The Record YouTubed]

>>>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:52:40 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: Secret Access: UFOs On The Record YouTubed

>>>>From: Kathy Kasten<catraja.nul>
>>>>Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:48:24 +0000
>>>>Subject: Re: Secret Access: UFOs On The Record YouTubed

>>>>>From: Dave Haith<visions1.nul>
>>>>>To: UFO Updates<post.nul>
>>>>>Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:57:24 +0100
>>>>>Subject: Re: Secret Access: UFOs On The Record YouTubed

>>>>Fife Symington? Really? Do people not from Arizona know anything
>>>>about this guy? He is a liar, cheat (cheated the taxpayers of
>>>>Arizona out of millions) and has been incarcerated for his
>>>>misdeeds. Symington is a joke. If you take him seriously, it
>>>>means he needs to be jailed to keep the public safe from his

>Yes, he is an Arizona Republican, a member of a state party with many
>problems, not least with corruption.

>>>>Dave, if you think his _confession_ was real, I am here to tell
>>>>you, please don't buy it. The man is court documented grifter.

>>>By "court documented grifter", do you mean convicted in court?

>>Uhmm, yeah. A legally defined grifter, as in court proceedings
>>against the man. Who knew people on this List would have a
>>problem of understanding that one of the darlings, excuse me,
>>witnesses to a UFO event is a scam artist and hustler.

>A point worth making, of course. Perhaps he should be referred
>to in the future as "disgraced former Arizona governor Fife

>Still, he played a prominent role in a famous UFO episode, and
>that story is a part of the history - unless, of course, you can
>demonstrate that he's lying about his personal sighting. So far,
>we have seen no evidence to that effect. We have seen evidence
>that Symington lied in the interest of financial gain and
>suffered due legal consequences. That doesn't speak well of him,
>but it doesn't tell us that he could not have been, along with
>many others that night, a witness to a UFO event. Things don't
>happen just to the saintly among us. So much would be so much
>more simple if they did.

>Jerry Clark

For the record:

1) Fife Symington never served time in prison. He has convicted
of fraud regarding a real estate deal. His conviction was
overturned due to improper handling of the jury. He was pardoned
by Bill Clinton before he could be retried.

2) The collapse of the real estate deal was also very much tied
to a recession in the market. Also, he was a rising star in the
Republican party and a political target.

3) He eventually paid $2 million in restitution to the
bankruptcy court over the failed real estate deal.

4) Since his resignation and the settlement he has led an
exemplary life without scandal, built a new career and taken
care of his family.

Given his life's trajectory, it is hard to imagine anyone
advising him to come forward with the full story of his
involvement in the Phoenix lights incident. That he did so
demonstrated considerable courage. How much courage like that is
seen today in the sitting Congress?


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