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Four Color Politics

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

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Quotes of the Morning

"[W]e must remember the high standards that come with high office. This begins with careful adherence to the rules. I expect every member of this administration to stay well within the boundaries that define legal and ethical conduct. This means avoiding even the appearance of problems. This means checking and, if need be, doublechecking that the rules have been obeyed. This means never compromising those rules."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, January 22, 2001

"In June 2004, Bush was asked if he would 'fire anyone found to' have leaked the agent's name. 'Yes,' he replied."
-Washington Post, July 19, 2005

"Good. Sounds like he's keeping up with those high standards that he claimed to want to bring to Washington in 2001."

"If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, July 18, 2005

"Except that this statement is basically saying that the only way he’d fire a member of his administration is if they miss too much work because they're in prison. He doesn't seem to be too consistent with his 'no convicts' rule either."

“Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Stephen Hadley announced today the appointment of Elliott Abrams as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy. . ."
-Executive Office of the President, February 2, 2005

“The Board concluded . . . that Abrams had engaged in ‘dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation" by giving false (but unsworn) testimony to three congressional committees regarding the role of the United States government in what has become known as the Iran-Contra Affair. Following Abrams' conviction, upon a plea of guilty, of criminal charges arising out of his congressional testimony, President Bush [senior] granted him a full and unconditional pardon.’"
-District of Columbia Court of Appeals, February 5, 1997

"Dang. Sounds bad for Bush. That terrible press seems to insist on noticing the stuff that Rove was doing and is actually asking questions. There's only one thing to do.. Change targets."

“President George W. Bush's nomination of a new Supreme Court justice may give White House adviser Karl Rove a temporary reprieve from public scrutiny of his role in the disclosure of an intelligence operative's identity...
Bush accelerated his search for a Supreme Court nominee in part because of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name, according to Republicans familiar with administration strategy.”
-Bloomberg News Service, July 20, 2005

"Sure it’s a Supreme Court nominee, who will hold power in the highest court in the land for 25 years or so, but hey, its all just politics."

"Stay on target."
-Gold Five, Star Wars


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