Some of you might know, for the past four years, I've been doing research for a possible graphic novel about Jack Ruby (preview here). I've read numerous books and articles about him, listened to audio, watched several bits of video, analyzed photos, documentaries. I've walked about Dallas, visiting the places where he's been. Better than most people, I know Jack Ruby.

Recently, Dallas Morning News reported that County District Attorney Craig Watkins revealed documents related to the assassination of Kennedy, found in a little-known vault in his office (click to read the full story). The juiciest document is a transcript of an alleged conversation between Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. A conversation that apparently took place at the Carousel Club. The transcript is a "smoking gun" that suggests (a) Ruby is involved with the Mafia (b) Ruby contracted Oswald to kill the President (c) They did this to get at the Attorney General, i.e. Robert Kennedy, brother of John F. Kennedy. Apparently, it's easier to assassinate the President than the Attorney General.

I've read the transcript. I promise it's a complete fake. This so-called conversation does not sound like Ruby. It doesn't pace like how Ruby talks. It doesn't use Ruby's vocabulary, or have his personality. It reads like bad crime noir fiction. Besides, Ruby's involvement with the Mafia is HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY unlikely. He simply wouldn't be trustworthy as an Mafia operative. All available evidence shows that he liked the President. He was more fixated with other matters at that time in his professional life. This is not Jack Ruby.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist. Instead, I side with Darnay Hoffman: Ruby's dog disproves any and all conspiracies. Not kidding.