Saturday, March 31, 2007

It takes two to lie: One to lie and one to listen

Everything would have been fine with Purge-alot if only Alberto Gonzales hadn't said words that were the opposite of the truth, argue the valiant Powerlinemen:

We now know that Gonzales had a few discussions over a two year period, but apparently they involved keeping him apprised, and he made no contribution when it came to selecting which U.S. attorneys should be dismissed. If Gonzales, who was speaking off-the-cuff in response to a question, had said that he was not involved in "substantive discussions" or that he had no "input," instead of saying he was not involved in any "discussions," there probably would be no inconsistency.

That's absolutely right. Relatedly, there would have been no "inconsistency" had Pres. Clinton said that he did have sexual relations with that woman. But, well, you know...

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