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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Memories

"Supreme Court nominee John Roberts declined Monday to say why he was listed in a leadership directory of the Federalist Society and the White House said he has no recollection of belonging to the conservative group."
-Associated Press, July 25, 2005

"A source close to Rove told Newsweek last week that Rove 'doesn't remember' where he heard the crucial information that Joe Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA agent working in weapons of mass destruction issues. But, the source said, Rove is 'pretty sure he heard it directly or indirectly from a media source.' The source close to Rove later acknowledged that Rove had been questioned by investigators about conversations he may have had with Lewis I. 'Scooter' Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff. Rove couldn't recall any specific exchange with Libby about Wilson's wife, the source said."
-Newsweek, July 17, 2005

"John Bolton, President Bush's nominee for U.N. ambassador, mistakenly told Congress he had not been interviewed or testified in any investigation over the past five years, the State Department said Thursday.
Bolton was interviewed by the State Department inspector general in 2003 as part of a joint investigation with the Central Intelligence Agency into prewar Iraqi attempts to buy nuclear materials from Niger, State Department spokesman Noel Clay said.
The admission came hours after another State Department official said Bolton had correctly answered a Senate questionnaire when he wrote that he has not testified to a grand jury or been interviewed by investigators in any inquiry over the past five years.
The reversal followed persistent Democratic attempts to question Bolton's veracity just days before Bush may use his authority to make him United Nations ambassador after Congress adjourns for its summer recess. For months, Democrats have prevented the Senate from confirming the fiery conservative to the post.
'It seems unusual that Mr. Bolton would not remember his involvement in such a serious matter,' said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."
-Associated Press, July 28, 2005

"You know, this administration seems to have more short term memory problems than a VW minibus full of Grateful Dead fanatics. I'm slowly becoming convinced that the real reason they hate Barbara Steisand just because she sang 'Memories', and they thought she was making fun of them (and they probably thought that Carly Simon was singing about them too). I have to stop now before I start the 'your momma' jokes.. These people really make making fun of them way too easy."
-Skippy

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