A Conversation Between Lee Harvey Oswald And Jack Ruby

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An excerpt from the newly-discovered transcript:

Lee: You said the boys in Chicago want to get rid of the Attorney General.

Ruby: Yes, but it can’t be done … it would get the Feds into everything.

Lee: There is a way to get rid of him without killing him.

Ruby: How’s that?

Lee: I can shoot his brother.

Ruby: But that wouldn’t be patriotic.

Lee: What’s the difference between shooting the Governor and in shooting the President?

Ruby: It would get the FBI into it.

Lee: I can still do it, all I need is my rifle and a tall building; but it will take time, maybe six months to find the right place; but I’ll have to have some money to live on while I do the planning."

Yeah, it’s bullshit.  If you ever had the opportunity to read an actual transcript of an actual conversation by actual people actually talking, it never sounds like what’s printed above. 

Nope, that was written by someone.

Happy President’s Day!

Pictured below: Ruby and Oswald during less congenial times