Dan Bartlett on CBS: "I chalk it up to politics. They play dirty down in Texas. I've been there. I see how it works." Well, he should know.
BTW, a correction. During that Bartlett interview, he used the "can't divine the thoughts of a dead guy" excuse at least seven times. He also uttered the phrase "honorable discharge" eight times, at two different times twice within the same 3-sentence answer.
UPDATE: I was under the impression Rather did the Bartlett interview until I got home and watched the show on TIVO. Sorry for the error.